On the Web, accessibility means that any person, including someone with disabilities, can obtain the information they need from the pages in your site. Anything that prevents a person from obtaining needed information makes that content inaccessible.

The University of Cincinnati's mission is to provide a functional, accessible Web experience for all users. All UC Web developers are required to adhere to the Sect. 508 Guidelines as set forth by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board).


Tips for Creating Accessible Web Pages

Accessibility begins with good design. Make your Web pages simple, well-organized and consistent, and you will assist all people visiting your site. For your convenience, we have also provided a list of various resources for accessibility as well as facts and laws regarding accessibility.


Recommended Assistive Technology

Although a variety of access technologies are available for use with the Internet, we recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer to provide you with the highest level of browser accessibility.

If you are blind or visually impaired, these pages were designed to be accessible with most industry-standard screen readers. However, we recommend JAWS for Windows for the best speech synthesis.

If you have difficulties accessing Web pages hosted by the University of Cincinnati, please contact the UC Web Team.