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Mission and History

Mission Statement

The Digital Accessibility Center is dedicated to supporting Ohio State’s core values of diversity and inclusion, by honoring and celebrating differences through improving digital access. Through our staff and our services, we aim to support the campus community in furthering the goal of providing equal access to campus programs and activities for people with disabilities and learning differences. At the Digital Accessibility Center, it is our passion that we work towards creating a fully accessible world for everyone using the Universal Design model and accessible design and development practices.


The Digital Accessibility Center (DAC) was formed as the Web Accessibility Center (WAC) in 2003 through a collaborative partnership between the Office of Student Life Disability Services and the ADA coordinator’s Office. In 2017, the WAC was renamed to Digital Accessibility Center to appropriately reflect the increasing use of digital information and services delivered through other digital channels such as phone and tablet applications.