Disabilities and Computing Program

The DCP team posing on the UCLA campus

OARC’s Disabilities and Computing program promotes equitable, accessible research and teaching practices at UCLA. We facilitate the integration of adaptive computing technology, such as screen readers, and the adoption of best practices for accessible content, including websites and course materials. We offer consulting services so that you can produce accessible content in accordance with the University of California's Information Technology Accessibility Policy and other industry standards. We have a deep understanding and a long history of working with people with disabilities, and our team includes multiple individuals who live with disabilities. 

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  • Have you ever wondered how to launch a website with accessibility in mind or needed to vet a vendor for accessibility? We offer free-of-charge consultations on accessible web, accessible documents and accessible purchasing. If you are launching a new or highly revised site please reach out to us.
  • Our consultants will work with you to review your website or mobile app for compliance with the UC IT Accessibility Policy and the broader W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) AA Level of Conformance. We will review your page structure, menus, images, tables, forms, and carousels on a sampling of pages for accessibility, as well as review specific documents, images, or videos that you specify. 
  • We run a combination of manual and automated tests to make sure that everyone who wants to access your content can access your content. The best way to test a website, document, or new technology for accessibility is to have real people with disabilities use it, and our accessibility review puts your website in the hands of live testers who are native assistive technology users. 

The DCP team is available to work with UCLA faculty and staff to assess a mobile app for accessibility before deciding to purchase it, or publish it. We especially encourage faculty using publically available apps to reach out to us before using something in their course work. We have prepared a list of questions for assessing the accessibility of a mobile app.