About Digital Accessibility

What Digital Accessibility (DA) mean?

Understanding your role in creating accessible digital content

Digital accessibility means that digital content needs to be accessible in a variety of ways.  We've assembled resources to get you started on your path to creating accessible digital content.

The university’s work to foster web accessibility is guided by standards defined by the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative and governed by applicable federal and state laws. Developing web and other digital content with accessibility in mind is the right thing to do and legally required. The work complements other initiatives in place at UTMB Health that support mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This web site is designed to explain the standards and show how to evaluate content. It also features tools to walk developers through recommended approaches and best practices to ensure web accessibility.

Who is Affected?

Disability affects all of us. CDC statistics show that "27% of adults in the US have some type of disability."

How can I help?

Become a Digital A11y.  We can all create accessible digital content by using plain language, readable fonts and colors, and using tools like accessibility checkers to proof our content before sharing it.  In the same way that we use spell check features so our email and documents are free from spelling errors, we can use accessibility checkers to minimize accessibility errors in our content.

Getting Started

Be a Digital Ally

We can all create digitally accessible content.

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