The Office of Information Technology, serving the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses, strives to ensure that people with disabilities have equal, available and reliable access to the organization’s services, digital content, and technologies. Our promise encompasses our offerings made available through both technology and our people.
This website serves as the CU Denver and CU Anschutz information hub about accessible technology. Accessible technology includes electronic documents, websites, videos, software applications, and hardware devices that can be used effectively by everyone, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. The CU Denver and CU Anschutz community are collectively responsible for assuring the technologies we choose, use, and create are fully accessible. Below you will find links to a few additional starting points for learning more about IT accessibility:
The University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz values diverse experiences and perspectives and strives to fully include everyone who engages with the university. Inaccessible information technology (IT) negatively impacts people with a variety of disabilities, including mobility/orthopedic impairments, sensory impairments, specific learning disabilities, attention deficits, autism spectrum disorders, speech impairments, health impairments, and psychiatric conditions.
The university's commitment to equal access to IT has been more formally stated through the publication of an IT Digital Accessibility Policy. The policy looks to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Level AA for guidance in meeting its IT accessibility commitments.
In addition to the policy, the Office of Information Technology maintains an IT Accessibility Scorecard, which provides specific techniques and testing methods to assist the CU Denver and CU Anschutz campus community including web designers, developers, content creators, and purchasing agents, in meeting the policy guidelines when creating and procuring IT.