Digital Accessibility Policy
The CU Boulder Digital Accessibility policy was approved by Chancellor Phillip DiStefano on September 17, 2015 (minor revisions were implemented November 8, 2021). This policy has been created in order to maximize CU Boulder's potential to achieve its legal, moral, and ethical commitments to establish a digital environment that allows for all individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals and aspirations. Priority for implementation of the policy and associated standards should be given programs, services, or activity that are either highly critical or which are broadly used by the campus, a school, or college.
Campus Standards for the Digital Accessibility Policy
The CU Boulder Campus Standards for the Digital Accessibility Policy (PDF) are intended to provide additional detail regarding how the Digital Accessibility Policy is implemented. The standards are approved and maintained by the Digital Accessibility Review Board. The original version of the standards was adopted in 2016; the current version is the result of major revisions completed in 2019-2020. Please send your comments or questions about the standards to DigitalAccessibility@colorado.edu.
About the Policy and Standards Development
Initial drafts of the policy were created by a committee composed of faculty and staff—from OIT, University Counsel, Human Resources, Disability Services, and Procurement Services. Prior to the formal policy approval, feedback for the policy was sought through multiple campus governance groups including Boulder Faculty Assembly Executive Committee, Faculty IT Governance, Staff Council, and UCSG as well as multiple town-hall meetings. To solicit additional faculty feedback, the policy was reviewed by a faculty working group which was comprised of faculty appointed by campus deans. Formal approval was granted after review by Dean’s Council and the Chancellors Executive Committee.