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Digital Accessibility

Creating and maintaining accessible digital content is a journey - not a one and done endeavor. Accessibility should be part of development of a digital project from its onset. Testing for and maintaining compliance is also an ongoing process. The content highlighted throughout this site provide resources and guidance to assist in this effort.

The University of Virginia is committed to provide equal access to information, programs, and activities delivered through its official digital resources. These include web sites, web-based applications, digital content, and media used to conduct university business or academic activities delivered through the internet and the University's intranet.

Currently, our policy directs us to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), specifically the WCAG 2/AA standard and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The Digital Accessibility Project (DAP) has been underway since 2017, offering guidance along with a centrally-funded tool portfolio to assist in creating an inclusive digital environment for all users. Specific information about the project and access to the centrally-funded tool portfolio are available on DAP specific web pages.