What is Digital Accessibility?
Digital accessibility enables all people, including those with disabilities, to access electronic resources (including web pages, software, mobile devices, e-readers, etc.) and communications. The Digital Accessibility Team advocates a holistic approach to examining and governing UIC’s web content, services, and technology, with the goal of achieving universal accessibility and usability of digital communications, appropriate use of resources, and compliance with web accessibility standards and regulations.
A goal of the Digital Accessibility Team is to help the UIC campus continually improve its web accessibility so that people with disabilities can access web content. Web accessibility also benefits others, including people with changing abilities due to aging. Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.
This page has been designed to help UIC webmasters create and maintain accessible websites in accordance with UIC’s official commitment to persons with disabilities, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA), and other federal and state legislative acts applying to electronic resources.