About IT Accessibility

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The University of Iowa is committed to providing information technology and systems that are accessible to all users, including users with disabilities and users of assistive technologies. In support of this commitment, the University maintains a Web Accessibility Policy, along with standards and practices that define a minimum degree of accessibility.

Housed within the Information Security and Policy Office (ISPO), the IT Accessibility Group provides leadership and assistance with policy and technical guidelines, training, consultation, and advocacy for accessibility efforts at Iowa. The IT Accessibility group works closely with numerous offices and individuals on the Iowa campus to pursue equivalent opportunity and access to all. Our campus partners include:

  • Student Disability Services
  • Faculty/Staff Disability Services
  • ADA Coordinator
  • UI Center for Disabilities and Development
  • Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Accessibility is a consideration in every area of Information Technology. Web design, application development, technology procurement, project management, technical support, and social media are just some areas of electronic and information technology that we must approach with accessibility in mind.

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.