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.

Within OneIT, the IT Accessibility Group provides 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: Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • The Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research
  • University General Counsel

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.

Web Design

University websites must conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Version 2.0, Level AA.

Purchasing and Procurement

Technology acquisitions should include appraisal per the Technology Review Process.

Accessible Documents and Media

Digital documents and media require additional attention to ensure that they are accessible to all users, including users with disabilities and users of assistive technologies.

Project Management

Project managers should become familiar with accessibility principles to help ensure that all technical projects include appropriate tasks and milestones for accessible delilvery.