This website was created to educate the campus community about digital accessibility, emphasizing the importance of making digital content and tools accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Funded and maintained by the Division of IT, the site offers information on accessibility principles, best practices, and resources to ensure that digital environments are inclusive and usable for everyone.

Understanding Our Mission: Digital Accessibility and Inclusivity

Digital accessibility is crucial for ensuring that everyone, including people with disabilities, can use technology effectively. It affects daily lives and promotes equality. For example:

  • Individuals with vision impairments use zoom features to read text.
  • Accessible websites allow text customization for better usability.
  • People with dyslexia benefit from accessible fonts or text-to-speech tools.
  • Captions in videos help those with hearing impairments understand content.
  • People who use screen readers rely on well-structured websites to navigate and comprehend information.

Ensuring digital accessibility means providing equal access to online resources, educational materials, and all digital services. Just as we make physical spaces accessible, our digital environments must also be inclusive. This planning guarantees everyone can benefit from our resources.

Moreover, digital accessibility is a legal requirement and a civil right. Inaccessible web content can hinder equal access to information and create barriers. By prioritizing accessibility, we foster inclusivity and compliance while also enhancing the usability and adaptability of our digital products.

Explore Accessibility Resources

Begin by exploring the resources available on this website to understand digital accessibility, promote respect and inclusivity for people of all abilities, and recognize the importance of making technology and information accessible to everyone.