Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Has the policy been adopted?

A. Yes, effective 8/27/13.

Q. Who does this policy affect?

A. This policy applies to all members of the University community.

Q. What Information Technology systems does it cover?

A.  All University IT systems used in support of the University’s mission.

Q. Why is the University adopting WCAG 2.0 Level AA?

A. WCAG 2.0 is an accepted international standard for web content.

Q. Do I have a deadline as to when my website must meet the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard?

A. The policy is constructed to allow each Campus to prioritize and allocate resources based upon their local environment.

Q. Where can I get more information about what IT Accessibility means to me at UC?

A. The University of California Office of the President maintains a website dedicated to Electronic Accessibility:

Q. Who developed the policy?

A. The policy was drafted by the UC Electronic Accessibility Leadership Team with significant assistance from the UC Information Technology Policy and Security committee, and feedback from various systemwide committees and groups.