Digital Accessibility - The University of Tulsa

Digital Accessibility

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The University of Tulsa is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to qualified students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. Our goal is to increase awareness of disability issues and support the success of students with disabilities by providing opportunities for full integration into the TU community.

We are currently preparing for an accessibility review of our website, and look forward to continually improving the user experience for all of our visitors.

Technical Details

Although the concept of digital accessibility refers specifically to digital media, it’s not much different from the general idea of accessibility. The requirements for accessibility in digital media are significantly different.

Some examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Screen readers that parse a website for a user with visual impairments
  • Videos on websites are closed-captioned for individuals with hearing impairments
  • Images include “alt text” for individuals with visual impairments
  • Websites must be navigable by keyboard for users who may not be able to operate a mouse (i.e., navigating using the “Tab” on a keyboard)

The examples above demonstrate only a subset of how websites or mobile apps incorporate digital accessibility. Websites and applications are measured according to the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content. We use several different applications and methods to test and record issues.

How will this impact campus

We are currently working through some of the remaining accessibility issues, we may be breaking some functionality in the process of fixing it. If you notice anything, please use this form to report it.