The Digital Accessibility Office (DAO) offers manual accessibility testing for any digital technology that CU creates, buys, or maintains. We have an in-house testing lab that relies on the experience and testing of individuals with disabilities using different types of assistive technologies.
The testing service focuses on testing for user experience over solely reviewing items from a checklist. We take a holistic approach when testing: ensuring that individuals can engage with and complete necessary tasks within a given environment rather than only looking at individual elements.
- provide the university with reliable information about the accessibility of web sites and software applications based upon systematic testing
- communicate to the campus about our work to improve the quality of our IT systems and through that improve the campus environment for the users of assistive technology.
The core staff conducting accessibility tests:
- Mike Williamson - Assistant Director, Assessment and Usability
- Marisha Lamont-Manfre - Accessibility and Usability Assessment Manager
- Paula Vaughan - Testing Coordinator
- Amelia Dickerson - Accessibility Professional
- Addie Hugen - Senior Accessibility Tester
The Assessment and Usability Office is located in the Regent Administrative Center, room 1B54, and can be emailed at AUL@Colorado.EDU.