Accessibility

All digital entities, applications and sites at The University of Texas at Austin must meet the requirements in Texas Administrative Code 206.70 Accessibility Standards (TAC 206.70), which references the U.S. Section 508 standards. In some cases, these requirements have been supplemented by additional requirements spelled out below. See below for specific requirements in your field.

 

Web Accessibility

All websites and applications at The University of Texas at Austin must meet the requirements stated in the university's Web Accessibility Policy.

Developers are encouraged to test their pages using WAVE and JAWS to ensure that they are accessible. Developers should request automated scans of their websites or request a consultation and review by Web accessibility specialists in Information Technology Services (ITS).

You may also email a Web accessibility specialist.

 

Mobile Accessibility

While accessibility options vary by individual mobile device manufacturers, mobile applications are being review for accessibility on a case-by-case basis by the University Communications Standards Committee and Web accessibility specialists.

 

Social Media Accessibility

At this time, it is generally assumed that social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter have their own accessibility standards built into the use of the platform. However, the university and the University Communications Standards Committee may create additional standards if required to ensure all members of the university community can access our social media sites.