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Advancing digital experiences for all

The University of Rochester is committed to digital accessibility

At the University of Rochester, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive digital environment that aligns with our core values of equity, leadership, integrity, openness, respect, and accountability. Our Digital Accessibility team, as part of the Office of University Communications, supports the University in creating accessible digital experiences.

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What is digital accessibility?

Digital accessibility ensures that people of all abilities and situations can access our University’s web experiences. This includes those with disabilities (visual, auditory, cognitive, speech, and motor), as well as different technical circumstances (limited internet speeds and different browsers, screen sizes, and device types).

Accessibility ladders up to our University’s values of equity and inclusion, as well as lends itself to quality web design. There are also legal compliance considerations related to accessibility.

Accessibility news

November 25, 2023 | 04:28 pm

WCAG 2.2 is live

On October 5, 2023, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.2) officially made its debut as the new web accessibility standard, brought by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It represents…

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We provide strategic consultation on accessibility best practices to many partners across the University.

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