What is Digital Accessibility?

Digital accessibility provides equitable and inclusive access to WSU’s digital content and technology. It means digital content and technology can be easily accessed, navigated, and understood by all people, including those with visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive disabilities.

WSU Accessibility Statement

Accessible means all “students, faculty, staff, and visitors have access to…technology and information needed to have an equal opportunity to succeed in their education, employment, and community activities.”

Digital Accessibility Benefits Everyone

Incorporating accessibility standards makes digital content and technology universally accessible to all. Accessible content and technology reduce the barriers by explicitly making it possible – by design – for every WSU student, faculty, staff, and visitor to engage with digital content and explore all the possibilities the WSU community has to offer.

WSU Policy and Procedures

WSU has engaged in a continuous process to update digital accessibility policy and procedures to best serve its community and to meet state and federal requirements.

WSU digital accessibility policy is Executive Policy 07: Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Policy (EP07).

BPPM 85.55 – Ensuring Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility is the procedure for ensuring compliance and implementation of this policy

Digital Accessibility is Everyone’s Responsibility

All WSU employees are responsible for making sure the digital content they create or publish (such as email, documents, multimedia, and websites) is accessible and provides an inclusive experience.

Although assistive technologies are available to help people with disabilities access digital content and technology, those technologies work best when digital content is designed with accessibility in mind.

These resources will help you make your digital content and technology accessible to everyone.

Core Concepts

These core concepts address a majority of the barriers to digital content and technology. Review these concepts to improve the accessibility of your digital content.


Digital Accessibility assessment is required and must be completed yearly per university policy.

Testing Tools

These resources help you test and check your digital content and technology to ensure its accessibility. Become familiar with testing your particular content type.


Coming in Spring 2024

These guides provide more information to help you when addressing the accessibility of digital content and technology.