Guidance to help understand our shared role of inclusivity through accessibility, and how to make that happen at UW-Madison.

Why is accessibility important?

According to the CDC, 61 million, or 1-in-4 adults in the United States live with a disability.

Digital & physical accessibility, including websites

What are adaptive technologies?

These are devices, equipment, products, and services that are used to help people with disabilities access UW-Madison’s physical and digital ecosystem. They work best when they are paired with content and materials that are created using accessible design best practices.

Adaptive technologies

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What is digital accessibility and how to design accessible content.

Starting with digital accessibility

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Physical accessibility

We are committed to providing equal access for all UW-Madison events.

Designing accessible events

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Web, media, documentation

Make accessible websites, images, videos, documents, emails and more.

Designing for digital accessibility

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More digital accessibility

Course content, procuring accessible technology and accessibility evaluations.

More digital accessibility

Disability and medical leave

Resources for UW employees experiencing difficulties at work related to a disability or chronic medical condition, such as: 

  • Serious health conditions that may require medical leave.
  • Returning to work with restrictions following a workplace injury or medical leave.
  • A disability that limits your ability to perform parts of your job.