Web Accessibility Policy

Last Reviewed: September 14, 2012

Last Edited: September 14, 2012

1. Purpose

All Web applications and sites at The University of Texas at Austin must meet the statutory requirements in Texas Administrative Code 206.70 Accessibility Standards (TAC 206.70), which references the U.S. Section 508 standards. These statutes require all Web applications and sites to comply with the TAC 206.70 standards. TAC 206.70 establishes only a minimum standard for accessibility; developers are encouraged to go beyond this minimum whenever possible.

2. Required Link

Each Web application or site must contain a link for "Web Accessibility Policy" that links to this policy.

3. Accessibility Coordinator

The university has designated the following individual as Accessibility Coordinator:

  • Jennifer W. Maedgen, Senior Associate Vice President and ADAAA, Section 504, and EIR Coordinator

The role of the Accessibility Coordinator is to monitor the university's compliance with accessibility policies and to facilitate training of Web publishers and developers to ensure all Web applications and sites are accessible. The university's Accessibility Coordinator may grant written requests for exceptions to accessibility policies under appropriate circumstances.

To contact the Accessibility Coordinator, send email to ada@austin.utexas.edu.