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Accessibility at UIW

"The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good."

The University of the Incarnate Word values diverse experiences and perspectives and strives to fully include everyone who engages with UIW. 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.

UIW’s commitment to equal access to IT has been more formally stated through publication of an IT Accessibility Policy and IT Accessibility Guidelines. The Guidelines state that the UIW looks to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Level AA for guidance in meeting its IT accessibility commitments.

About this Site

This site serves as UIW’s hub for information 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 UIW community is collectively responsible for assuring the technologies we choose, use, and create are fully accessible.

About Accessibility

Accessibility in Canvas Open
Accessibility Terminology Open
Forms of Disability Open

The Four Principles of Accessibility

There are four principles of accessibility that lay the foundation for anyone to access and use web content.

Perceivable Open
Operable Open
Understandable Open
Robust Open