Accessible for All

Digital Accessibility

Our Collective Commitment

The university is committed to upholding the principles of Colorado House Bill 21-1110, ensuring that people with disabilities have equal, available, and reliable access to the university’s services, digital content, and technologies. Our promise extends to all aspects of accessibility, encompassing both technology and our people. The CU Anschutz community is collectively responsible for ensuring that the technologies we choose, use, and create are fully accessible, in alignment with the requirements of the bill. This commitment underscores our dedication to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment for all members of our campus community.


What Is Digital Accessibility?

Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, program, service, resource, or environment is available to a given user.  Digital accessibility refers to the practice of designing digital products, such as websites, applications and documents, so that people with disabilities can use them effectively. This includes designing interfaces that can be navigated using assistive technologies like screen readers, ensuring content is perceivable by those with visual impairments, providing alternatives for audio and video content, and making interfaces operable for those with mobility impairments. The goal of digital accessibility is to ensure that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can access and use digital content and services.

Digital Accessibility Laws

Accessibility laws and guidelines are essential references for ensuring that products and services are inclusive and usable by everyone, including people with disabilities. Key resources such as those noted below provide detailed criteria for creating accessible digital content. Review these laws and guidelines to better understand their importance and how they can be applied to ensure accessibility for all users.


Digital Accessibility University Policies

The University of Colorado system digital accessibility policy APS #6011 was revised in July, 2024.

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus policy on digital accessibility is currently under revision. A revised version is expected to be published in July 2024.


Digital Accessibility Standards and Guidelines

The CU Anschutz Campus Standards for Digital Accessibility can be accessed by clicking the following document link:  CU Anschutz Campus Standards for Digital Accessibility 2024.

Visit our Digital Accessibility Standards and Resources page for guidance on adhering to digital accessibility requirements.

CU Anschutz Digital Accessibility Committee

The campuswide Digital Accessibility Committee leads efforts to ensure compliance with Colorado House Bill 21-1110. This committee is dedicated to collaborating with various cross-campus departments to create an inclusive digital environment across the university. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure digital communications and information technology are accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or need further guidance, please reach out to our campuswide accessibility project team. Committee members noted below:

Executive Sponsors

Roderick Nairn
Academic and Student Affairs

Christopher Smith
Information Strategy and Services

Committee Leads

Jan Gascoigne 
Student Affairs
Kimberly Spiering 

Amy Dahlbach
Information Strategy & Services

Committee Members

Ashley Arens
Project Management

Steven Blackwell

Lisha Bustos
Digital Learning

Mimi Cohen Dell
IT Communications

Mo Duffie
Business Analysis

Lauren Fontana
Disability, Access, and Inclusion

Kali Karakasidou
IT Accessibility

Nicole Lawrence

Jennifer Merchant

Ryan Nisogi

Chloe Rankin
Change Management

Brian Rocz

Chris Rodriguez
Web Accessibility

Amisha Singh

Kristin White
Library / Accessibility

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