Digital Accessibility Policy resources and information
To uphold our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive and supportive atmosphere for everyone, UW–Madison has adopted the Digital Accessibility Policy. The policy is effective July 1, 2023. The implementation will roll out in a phased, multi-year approach.
The digital accessibility policy aligns with UW–Madison and UW System policies that protect people with disabilities against discrimination and honors our institutional statement on diversity. The policy does this through raising awareness of digital accessibility best practices, guiding the university toward designing and purchasing accessible technology, and establishing a network of digital accessibility liaisons who will share accessibility best practices with their local units.
Center for User Experience
The Center for User Experience (CUE) will support the policy through their accessibility evaluation and consultation services. These services are available for currently used digital resources and technologies and also during procurement and development processes. CUE will also work with the digital accessibility liaison network to support liaisons in keeping their units up to date with the policy phases, resources, and needs they may have.
Digital accessibility liaisons
Digital accessibility liaisons partner with CUE to provide consultation and implementation guidance for their units and will be the primary points of contact for digital accessibility issues regarding procurement, technical consultations, barrier reporting and policy compliance.
The intent of the liaison network is to provide a conduit for communication between distributed units, central leadership, and CUE.
Find your liaison by checking the digital accessibility liaison directory.
If you are the liaison, there are resources available to help you with this work and supporting your unit. Review the resources for digital accessibility liaisons to find help and learning opportunities.
Services and support
CUE partners with you to create more accessible, usable and inclusive digital spaces for all students, faculty and staff. We consult, design, research, and evaluate digital content for the university. Part of this work includes supporting the digital accessibility policy and the liaison network, but anyone can fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and work with us.
CUE provides accessibility evaluation and consulting for university content or vended products that are current contracts or are in a formal agreement with the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
You can read more about the evaluation service and request an evaluation by visiting the Digital accessibility evaluation service page.
CUE is here to help! Fill out our Let’s Connect form if you have questions about getting started or organizing your digital accessibility work. We will reach out to schedule a meeting with you to see how we can help.
Open office hours are available for liaisons and any university community member who may be helping a liaison with barrier remediation or product procurement and development. They are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A meeting link can be found on our resources for digital accessibility liaisons webpage.
Digital accessibility @ UW–Madison - A main page on digital accessibility and the policy.
Resources for digital accessibility liaisons - A collection of resources and information for digital accessibility liaisons
Make it accessible guide - Self-service guidance around digital accessibility in multiple formats
Accessibility @ UW-Madison -The main site for all accessibility resources at the university