WiscWeb - Accessibility resources

The following document contains a list of resources aimed at educating users on accessibility, guiding website editors towards accessible techniques and practices, sharing tools available for testing the accessibility of websites, and contact information for accessibility-focused groups on campus.

A message from the WiscWeb team

Here at WiscWeb, we continuously strive to improve the accessibility of the products and services we deliver. We believe that all website users deserve to have a smooth, understandable, and consistent experience. 

Here are a few ways we are working to improve the accessibility of our service:

  • As co-authors of the UW Theme (along with University Marketing), we hire developers with a passion for accessibility. 
  • We work closely with the Center for User Experience to identify areas of improvement in the UW Theme and to provide guidance and training on building accessible websites.
  • When found, we relay concerns over the accessibility of plugins directly to the external developers/vendor and request immediate remediation on behalf of UW-Madison. 
  • We prioritize accessibility barriers in our development cycles and make sure issues are remedied as quickly as possible. 

The importance of accessibility at UW-Madison

As a public university, we are required to comply with ADA, Section 504 and Section 508.

The following resources will touch upon the importance of accessibility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We suggest sharing these resources with leadership and colleagues in your department:

Get help with accessibility at UW-Madison

Check out the Make It Accessible Guide for instructions on how to make all of your content accessible.

You can also see the user guidance on campus technologies evaluated for digital accessibility at the Campus IT Accessibility & Usability KnowledgeBase

Additional resources

Campus resources

External resources

Keywordsaccessibility, accessible, usability, usable, screen reader, user experience, section 508, WCAG 2.0, assistive technology, tools, guides, tips, evaluation, websites, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Section 504   Doc ID107373
OwnerJenna K.GroupWiscWeb
Created2020-11-24 10:14:07Updated2024-07-01 09:28:49
SitesDoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb
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