Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.
As one of the most innovative academic institutions in the US, people look to our online communications for important information: they seek scholarly articles, they apply for residencies, they register for classes, and sometimes, they’re just looking for a phone number. In any case, it is our duty (and the law) as a public university to ensure that everyone, from students and staff, vendors and partner agencies and the general public, are able to access our communications.
We All Have Our Roles
The role of the Digital Accessibility site is to assist UCSF staff, faculty and affiliates in making our content accessible to all by:
Providing an understanding of accessibility
Encouraging a commitment to adaptation
Offering tools, training and resources
Everyone has a role in this effort, together we will take away the barriers and let information POUR.