The Digital Accessibility Policy (HR-86) promotes high-level coordination of accessibility efforts on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. It defines a standard of accessibility compliance and, through a flexible implementation plan, establishes procedures to help ensure that information technology used for the mission of the University is accessible to all persons, regardless of ability or delivery format. Through this pragmatic approach, our campus is enabled to ask ourselves what can we do today for accessibility that we could not do yesterday.
Ultimately, the Digital Accessibility Policy does the following:
- Encourages a proactive response to accessibility concerns on the Urbana-Champaign campus
- Facilitates flexible accessibility compliance that is responsive to the needs and available resources of campus
- Protects the University from risk and loss of prestige
- Enhances the University’s reputation as a leader in accessibility for persons with disabilities
If you have any question or comments on the IT accessibility efforts, please contact the ADA IT Coordinator.
In This Section
The policy section of the website contains the following documents:
- Implementation Guidelines—Guidelines for the creation of the Implementation Plan
- Minimum Digital Accessibility Standards—Required technical and functional standards for policy compliance
- Alternative Access Plans—An overview of best practice for documenting alternative methods of access. Alternative Access Plans are required as part of the Exception process.
- Technology Accessibility Review Committee—An overview of the Technology Accessibility Review Committee (TARC)