Accessibility and Usability Information

This document summarizes the accessibility and usability barriers identified during testing as well as how to get help.

The Guide contains information about the academic programs offered at UW–Madison, including undergraduate and graduate degrees, doctoral minors, graduate/professional certificates, and capstone certificates. 

Get help

  • Contact the DoIT Help Desk for general assistance or to report an accessibility or usability barrier.

Accessibility & usability barriers 

The following information is provided to help people with disabilities know what potential barriers may exist.

Screen reader barriers may make navigation difficult for users who are blind or have low vision

Throughout the site, content within tables is not always accessed via screen reader in the expected reading order. There is also content in tooltips that is not navigable via screen reader.

In addition, in-page navigation tabs on degree pages load new content but don't automatically move focus, making newly loaded content difficult to discover. 

Keyboard accessibility barriers interfere with navigation for users with motor disabilities 

The visual indication of keyboard focus is lost on some elements throughout the site, making it difficult for the user to follow keyboard focus. There is also content in tooltips that is not navigable via keyboard.

Magnification barriers may make content inaccessible to users with low vision

Content on the site does not always scale to fit the screen when magnified and may overlap or introduce horizontal scrolling.

Keywordsacademic offerings, courses, faculty, degree programs,, guide   Doc ID131445
OwnerLaura G.GroupIT Accessibility and Usability
Created2023-09-14 16:40:41Updated2024-01-08 16:57:05
SitesDoIT Help Desk, IT Accessibility and Usability
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