Digital Accessibility

Overview

Western Washington University seeks to provide an environment in which every individual has an opportunity to learn, work, and contribute, and where full inclusion and respect for all people encourages creativity and productivity.  When information technology, including web content, is inaccessible, it has an adverse impact on people with disabilities.

 

Western Washington University is committed to providing full equal access to all its programs and activities and this includes ensuring that people with disabilities can utilize its website.  This commitment is reflected in ensuring compliance with various laws and policies that support people with disabilities: the Americans with Disabilities Act; Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; Washington State Anti-Discrimination Law; Western Washington University Policies 1600.02 (“Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation”) (PDF) and 1600.03 (“Accommodating Persons with Disabilities”) (PDF); and Washington State policy 188.  Western Washington University requires that no qualified person will be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity of the University because of disability.

 

Our commitment to accessibility is proudly displayed in our “Notice” on Western’s web sites. This policy is intended to assist faculty, staff, and students to create, obtain and maintain all Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) in a manner that ensures that EIT is accessible to individuals with disabilities

Authority:

POL-U1600.07 Ensuring Accessible Electronic Information