Digital Accessibility

What is Digital Accessibility?

Digital accessibility means that technology, electronic information are designed and developed to provide equal access for everyone in multiple ways.

Letter from the Digital Accessibility Officer

Impact of Accessibility Laws on Universities

Over the years, numerous federal and state laws have sought to mandate telecommunications accessibility. The proliferation of web multimedia has outpaced accessibility initiatives, however, leaving many disabled students more disadvantaged than ever before. Many higher education institutions have been reactive, not proactive, in their response to these developments and thus we may find ourselves at a disadvantage as accessibility laws tighten.

As we work towards coordinating accessibility within our University it can be time-consuming, laborious, and sometimes overwhelming. Furthermore, the spectrum of disabilities makes it difficult to create educational content that is universally accessible. However, we have no choice but to tackle this challenge head-on.  After all, in the age of online education, proper accessibility accommodations are what make the difference between a student’s success and failure.

The Web Accessibility webpages are my commitment to provide accessibility information and solutions that help our staff and faculty work towards being inclusive to making online courses, videos, websites, and documents usable by people and our students of all abilities and disabilities.

Texas A&M International University welcomes questions, concerns, or comments on how to improve website access for users.  If you use assistive technology (AT) or find the format on our websites interferes with your ability to access any information, please contact the Office of Information Accessibility Team at accessibility@tamiu.edu.  We'll be happy to help you.

Lydia Harkey

TAMIU Digital Accessibility Officer