This site is a resource to help faculty, staff, and students create and maintain accessible digital content and services, such as websites and web applications. It explains what accessibility is and your role in cultivating an accessible digital ecosystem, it provides resources and references on how to create accessible content, and it describes the services offered by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Program.
Don't Know Where To Begin?
If you're new to accessible technology and are unsure where to start, the one page accessibility primer provides a high-level overview of digital accessibility at UO, and the first steps to take in making your digital resources accessible.
Digital Accessibility @ UO
Accessible technology is inextricably linked to the university's mission to promote diversity and inclusion. Learn about the legal and technical accessibility standards that we follow, the ways technology can be an equalizer and a barrier to people with different types of disabilities, and why accessible technology benefits the entire UO community.
References & Guidelines
The ICT Accessibility Program provides an extensive set of documentation on the most common accessibility barriers, and techniques to make your content and services more accessible. Everyone plays a part in maintaining an accessible digital presence. The documentation is broken up by role, so you can review the material that is most relevant to you.
Tools & Self-Assessments
If you already have a baseline understanding of our accessibility guidelines, here are the tools and checklists you can use to verify accessibility of your content and service.
Our commitment to accessibility extends to the services and content we procure from third-party vendors. Learn about how to make sure the services you purchase meet our accessibility standards, the questions to ask vendors during the procurement process, and what to do if you need help evaluating the accessibility of a tentative acquisition. If you need to follow through with the procurement of an inaccessible product or service, we can help make sure appropriate accommodations are in place.
ICT Accessibility Services
You're not in this alone. The ICT Accessibility Program offers a variety of expert accessibility-related services to the UO community. We perform rolling reviews of UO websites, and are glad to provide feedback on potential procurements, provide customized training on accessibility-related topics, or other ad-hoc consultation and support. Need additional support beyond what you see listed here? Just ask!
The Facts on Disability
Disability is more common than many people realize. People with one or more disabilities are a large and diverse demographic, and include both students and employees at UO. Proactively ensuring your technology is accessible will improve recruitment and retention of people with disabilities, and allow them to succeed in their role at the university.
We work in close collaboration with other departments to provide a consistent, streamlined approach to accessible technology. If you don't find what you need here, there may be other resources on-campus who can assist.
Accessible Education Center
If you are a student and need assistance with accommodations for a class or other on-campus service, the AEC is here to help.
University librarians are experts in helping you find the academic and research materials you need, in a format that works for you.