The goal of the Digital Accessibility Office (DAO) is to improve the accessibility of the digital campus environment and increase opportunities for participation in the digital life of the university for individuals with disabilities by:

  • Supporting faculty and staff delivering digital services and content to individuals with disabilities;
  • Supporting and evaluating compliance with university policies on digital accessibility;
  • Directly supporting specific users when needed.

Governance

The campus Digital Accessibility Office is overseen by the Digital Accessibility Review Board and driven by our digital accessibility policy and standards.

Values

  • Prioritize usability and user experience over compliance
  • Communicate in a clear and effective manner with campus stakeholders
  • Measuring conformance quality using standards and higher education best practices
  • Promote a culture shift and growth mindset around digital accessibility on campus
  • Be transparent to campus leadership about the program’s successes and risks

Partners

The digital accessibility office relies on extensive partnerships with other units supporting users with disabilities, as well as departments focused on academic technology and teaching excellence: