Center for Digital Accessibility

The Center for Digital Accessibility is here to help you make your content available to everyone.

The Center provides digital accessibility consulting, assessment and training for students, faculty, other academic appointees, staff and postdoctoral researchers at UChicago.

Learn more about our services.

What is digital accessibility?

Digital accessibility is the ability of a website, mobile application or electronic document to be easily navigated and understood by a wide range of users, including those users who have visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities.

The University uses the international standards of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level AA. These are best practices for public-facing websites.

Why is digital accessibility important?

The University of Chicago is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment. Maintaining accessible websites enables users of all backgrounds and abilities to have a better digital experience.

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You want to do what’s right, but you may not know what to do. We’re here to help with the what and how of web accessibility.


Find guides to evaluating your website for accessibility, top accessibility tips, and other resources.


For more information about digital accessibility, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.