Accessibility

As a public university, the University at Buffalo adheres to state and federal mandates regarding universal accessibility.

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We expect that all UBCMS websites will be in compliance with UB policies. If you have questions about accessibility, please consult the UB Accessibility website (also linked from our site-wide footer.)

Last Reviewed: November 10, 2020

Introduction

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (federal ADA website), Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act (federal Section 508 website) and parallel New York state regulations require websites to be fully accessible for all users. Here accessibility refers to equivalent experience for people with visual, physical or cognitive impairments. Accessible practice ensures unassisted direct access, such as sufficient font contrast and the ability to navigate without a mouse, as well as compatibility with assistive technology such as a screen reader, following Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG website).

These accommodations can actually benefit all users and should be considered general best practices.

Audit your Web pages for overall accessibility compliance using the WAVE tool.

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