Web Accessibility Working Group
In our commitment to educate individuals across campus and foster an inclusive culture for those with disabilities, the University of Michigan holds a forum every month where many issues surrounding web accessibility are discussed. The forum provides an informal environment where individuals throughout the university can present on topics related to accessibility. These presentations lead to discussions between individuals with diverse skills and knowledge who are passionate about topics related to accessibility. Prior discussions have centered around accessibility policy/law, creating an inclusive culture throughout the product development lifecycle, and emerging technology throughout the assistive technology field. It is also common for the presentations to encompass actual technology demonstrations of web evaluators or assistive technology such as screen readers, screen magnifiers etc. The group evaluates websites on request to inform attendees of barriers that individuals with disabilities may encounter when visiting their website. The Web Accessibility Working Group (WAWG) is a Community of Practice. More information on WAWG is available on the WAWG Community of Practice page.
The Web Accessibility Working Group (WAWG) meets the first Tuesday of each month in 100 North Hatcher from 1–2 p.m. The forum provides an informal environment where individuals throughout the university can discuss topics related to accessibility. All are welcome to attend! Click here to join the self-joinable MCommunity Group.
U-M Council for Disability Concerns
The Council for Disability Concerns (CFDC) meets monthly to address disability issues affecting the University of Michigan and also members of the community. Members represent a broad cross-section of the university and surrounding area. The Council is organized in committees reflecting the concerns and interests of its members including: Construction Advisory Committee, Investing in Ability Week (IAW) Speakers Committee, and the Neubacher Award Committee.
Units & Departments for Disability Support
Services for Students with Disabilities
The mission of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities is to support the university’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities. We share information, promote awareness of disability issues, and provide support of a decentralized system of access for students within the university community.
Office For Institutional Equity
The mission of the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) is to provide leadership and support on matters relating to equity, diversity, respect and inclusiveness for all members of the University of Michigan community. OIE staff provides guidance, support and delivery of programming, services and educational initiatives to university faculty, staff, and students to support diversity, inclusiveness, equal access, equitable treatment, cultural understanding and the prevention of prohibited discrimination and harassment.
Informational Technology Services (ITS)
Information and Technology Services (ITS) provides technology and communications services in support of UM-Ann Arbor's academic and research needs. ITS also manages the administrative computing systems and executes the IT security strategy for the Ann Arbor campus, Michigan Medicine, and the two regional campuses (Flint and Dearborn).