IT Accessibility at the University of Michigan

What is accessibility?

Digital technology and content have greatly enhanced people's abilities.

But some in our community can't access a lot of what's out there for a variety of reasons that keep people from using technology.

Accessibility techniques work to fix that.

Why make IT accessible?

1 in 4 adults in the U.S. have some type of disability.
41% more U-M students registered with Services for Students with Disabilities over a recent 5 year period.
Only 3% of the top million websites were accessible in 2021.

U-M SPG 601.20: IT Accessibility

The Electronic Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility SPG is a new university policy aimed at helping to ensure that digital technology and content is able to be used by people with disabilities as well as it is by the rest of the community.

Looking for ways to start implementing the SPG? Check out the resources in our site's main menu!