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What is Web accessibility?

Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent access to websites by people of diverse abilities. UT Dallas is committed to providing accessibility of its website.

The University must comply with the Texas Administrative Code 206.70 Accessibility standard, and therefore all Web pages containing official University information that are built, updated or revised must comply with it. TAC 206.70 establishes only a minimum standard for accessibility and Web pages; developers are encouraged to go beyond the minimum whenever possible. University Web Services ensures the home and gateway pages meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA Web accessibility standards and promotes best practices in accessibility to UT Dallas Web developers.

Czarina Cando serves as the university’s Web Accessibility Coordinator. She monitors the University’s compliance with the state policy and trains Web publishers and developers how to make Web pages accessible. To contact the Web accessibility coordinator, send email to [email protected] or telephone 972-883-4995.  To find out more about accessibility as it relates to other technologies, send email to [email protected].

Extra resources:

Knowbility’s Accessibility Training

Web Accessibility for Section 508 by Jim Thatcher

Web Accessibility Checklist developed by WebAim

Web Accessibility PowerPoint by Dawn Berglund