The University of Alabama encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in our many programs and activities, and is committed to ensuring that our facilities and the information, services, courses, and technology that we provide are inclusive and accessible in accordance with applicable law.

Consistent with this commitment, the University has launched an accessibility initiative to provide our technology users, including those with disabilities, a functional and accessible technology experience with our web presence and our instructional and emerging technologies. We hope this website provides you with valuable resources regarding our accessibility and accommodation efforts.

To further this initiative, the UA administration and UA Web professionals are making progress to meet World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG 2.0 AA, over the next four years. To begin this process, UA will audit existing Web materials to help Web teams determine appropriate timelines and resources needed to reach WCAG 2.0 AA. This auditing and education process has begun and more information will be shared, including availability of tools and other resources, to help UA Web teams meet these guidelines. Questions about this initiative should be sent to Dr. Rachel Thompson, director of emerging technology and accessibility, at or (205) 348-0216.

More information on the University of Alabama Web Accessibility Initiative

If you are an individual with a disability and you are having difficulty accessing information on a public University of Alabama webpage or other technology, or if you have accessibility suggestions, please contact Dr. Rachel Thompson at

For information about services, accommodations, and assistive technologies available to students with disabilities at the University, please contact the Office of Disability Services at

For employee resources, please contact UA’s Human Resources Service Center at

Inquiries concerning compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008, may be directed to the University’s ADA Coordinator, Gwendolyn Hood, at


Emerging Technology and Accessibility

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  • (205) 348-0216

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