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Digital Accessibility

Roles & Responsibilities

Everyone who creates, edits, manages, or purchases digital assets or content for the university has responsibility for ensuring their work is accessible for people with disabilities.

Faculty and Instructors

If you are an instructor who creates course content, that course content should be accessible regardless of who is in your class. You can start by learning:

Content Creators and Site Managers

If you create web content or manage a unit site within our CMS, you can start by learning:

Procurement Officers

If you are a procurement officer or are responsible for purchasing technology for the university, you will need to make sure that the technology you are purchasing is accessible. 

Third-party vendors should provide a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) to demonstrate their product's conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Level AA. 

Software Developers

If you are someone who writes application code and your application will be shared at the university, you will need to follow the most recent version of WCAG Level AA to ensure your application is accessible for people with disabilities.

You can start by reading our general guides about digital accessibility best practices.

Digital Accessibility Team

Our Digital Accessibility Team at USC is here to educate, assess, and consult with all matters concerning digital accessibility. Specifically, our services include:

  • Trainings by request for groups who would like help understanding digital accessibility best practices. 
  • Accessibility reviews of USC websites and remediation assistance.
  • Help with implementing accessibility into processes, documents, captioning, websites, and other requests.

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