About Web Accessibility

Campus Commitment to Inclusion

The Univerity of Guelph is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion.

An inclusive campus is an environment where every member is a valued contributor. It is a campus that anticipates and encourages diverse perspectives and leverages them to drive creativity and innovation. Fostering a culture of inclusion is a process that begins with acknowledging the diversity among us and the fact that some members of our community experience barriers to education, employment, and full participation due to systemic factors.

An institution that is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion continually designs, reviews and rebuilds structures (policies, programs, practices) that are inclusive, equitable, and accessible to all, thereby reducing the necessity for accommodation and remediation. As our community of students, faculty and staff becomes more diverse, a strategic system-wide approach to fostering a culture of inclusion is imperative (Miller & Katz, 2002; McGrath, 2010; AAC&U, 2016).

Official University of Guelph websites must comply with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

By January 1, 2021, all University of Guelph internet websites must conform with Level AA of the WCAG 2.0, other than success criteria 1.2.4 Captions (Live) and success criteria 1.2.5 Audio Descriptions (Pre-recorded).

This standard applies to websites and web content, including web-based applications, that the University of Guelph controls directly or through a contractual relationship that allows for modification of the product; and web content published on a website after January 1, 2012. Except where meeting the requirement is not practicable, this standard applies to websites and web content, including web-based applications, that the University of Guelph controls directly or through a contractual relationship that allows for modification of the product; and web content published on a website after January 1, 2012.

In determining whether meeting the requirements of this section is not practicable, organizations may consider, among other things, the availability of commercial software or tools or both.

This website is maintained by the University of Guelph's Digital Accessibility Resource Centre. The Digital Accessibility Resource Centre (DARC) has been formed to provide education, tools, training, and support for content producers to make websites, documents and multimedia accessible to everyone.