In support of its mission, UW–Madison is committed to diversity and fostering a culture of full inclusion of people with disabilities by providing digital resources and information technology that people with disabilities can fully, equally, and independently use.
This policy establishes shared definitions and practices, digital accessibility requirements and standards, and reporting requirements to ensure compliance with the university’s obligations to nondiscrimination under applicable state and federal regulations.
This policy aligns with:
Under this policy, UW–Madison strives to meet, to the fullest extent technically feasible, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines as set forth under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, in alignment with the University of Wisconsin System Regent Policy Document 14-10 Nondiscrimination on Basis of Disability and University of Wisconsin System Accessibility Statement.
Compliance with this policy ensures UW–Madison provides an inclusive digital experience and can provide timely, reasonable accommodations as required under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, avoiding loss of federal funding or monetary damages to the university.
This policy includes, but is not limited to:
All schools, colleges, divisions, or units that design, create, develop, purchase, manage, administer, host, and/or support digital resources and information technology intended for human interaction or engagement for the purposes of teaching, learning, research, service, employment, administration or other university functions at UW–Madison. This includes digital resources and information technology hosted or provided by third parties.
Faculty Legislation and Guidance Documents:
09-23-2013, 08-25-2016, 02-23-2022