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Welcome to the Digital Accessibility Center

The Digital Accessibility Center (DAC) is a partnership between the ADA Coordinator’s Office, part of the Office of Institutional Equity and the Office of Student Life Disability Services. The Digital Accessibility Center provides support to campuses, colleges, and vice presidential units in the following areas:

  • Evaluation of digital information and services for compliance with Ohio State’s Digital Accessibility Policy
  • Investigation and resolution of complaints in consultation with the ADA Coordinator’s Office
  • Training on accessible design and development practices
  • Assistance in formation of exception requests and accommodation plans
  • Advice and consultation on digital access strategies, purchasing controls, and training

What is digital accessibility?

Digital accessibility is usability for people with disabilities. Making digital information and services such as documents, websites and web applications, mobile and desktop applications, and audio/video files usable to the widest audience as possible.

Why digital accessibility?

Digital accessibility isn’t just for people with disabilities. Designing content to be usable to people with disabilities can also bring benefits for everyone. Some of the most common place technology we use every day was originally designed to serve as assistive technology. For example, voice driven interfaces on smart phones had their early days in the role of assistive technology for individuals who are blind, low vision, and mobility impaired. Additionally, designing your digital information or service to be usable to people with disabilities also maximizes its ability to be consumed in multiple modalities and by current and future technology, including those designed to assist people with disabilities.

Aside from the benefits accessibility can bring to everyone, it is absolutely essential for others. The creation and dissemination of knowledge is a defining characteristic of universities and is fundamental to The Ohio State University’s mission. Ohio State is committed to diversity and a campus culture of full inclusion of people with disabilities. It is the policy of the university to ensure that all constituents can access our digital information and digital services.


New! ADA Title II Regulations

On April 24, 2024, the U.S. Department of Justice released new ADA Title II regulations mandating that web content and mobile applications offered by public entities, such as Ohio State, conform to WCAG 2.1 level AA standards, with few exceptions, by April 24, 2026.

Webinar Series: Navigating the New Digital Accessibility Regulation

Join us for our Lunch and Learn Webinar Series about the changes in the law addressing digital accessibility. The webinars are open to all staff and leadership, and we strongly encourage your participation.

Webinar Dates and Times (all sessions are from 12-1 pm ET)

View Webinar Recordings

Virtual Office Hours

Thursdays 10 am to 12 pm ET

Digital Accessibility Center staff will be available to answer your questions about exceptions, VPATs, MDAS, WCAG, and other accessibility topics!

Get the Zoom Link for Virtual Office Hours (OSU Login Required)