Commitment to Accessibility

Western Washington University seeks to provide an environment in which every individual has an opportunity to learn, work, and contribute, and where full inclusion and respect for all people encourages creativity and productivity. The result will be students, faculty, and staff working together, serving and strengthening our local, national, and global communities.

Western Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Washington State Anti-Discrimination Law, Western Washington University requires that no qualified person will be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University because of disability.

Web Accessibility

Admitted and prospective students, employees, applicants, and countless other visitors access Western Washington University's website using a wide variety of technologies. Our visitors are diverse in their choice of web browsers, screen resolutions, and preferred font size; a growing number of visitors are using mobile phones and other hand held computers; and some of our visitors have disabilities. In order to promote Western's mission of continuing to improve access, web content should be accessible to all members of our diverse audience. Accessible web content should be developed in accordance with the following guidelines and standards:

  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0: (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Implementing proper accessibility will make your web content more usable to users in general. Western strives to achieve AA compatibility.

disAbility Resources at Western

Western Policy