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Welcome to the Office of Accessibility Resources

To help meet UNLV’s obligations to persons with disabilities, UNLV has identified a need to create the Office of Accessibility Resources to oversee and support a five-phase accessibility plan. The Office of Accessibility Resources, through the accessibility plan, will provide resources for the UNLV community to develop and adopt accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for persons with disabilities and promote a culture of universal access.

Vision Statement

The Accessibility Resources Team is committed to providing leadership in promoting an environment that is daring, different and diverse through universal access and usability for everyone, including individuals with disabilities.

Mission Statement

The Accessibility Resources Team provides oversight and resource support to help ensure the accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies at UNLV and promotes equal access for persons with disabilities.

Support Statement

The Accessibility Resources Team is dedicated to providing advising, education, technical support and resources to our administrators, faculty and staff in developing, adopting and procuring accessible digital materials and technologies.

We provide training opportunities on the Foundations of Accessibility, Accessibility in Canvas, various accessibility workshops and open labs to support you in making accessibility happen. Please use the Accessibility Training, Workshops & Open Labs page to register for a training and/or view our available training topics and times. The Accessibility Resources Team will be happy to train academic and administrative departments on request - please contact the Technology Accessibility Coordinator Philip.Voorhees@unlv.edu.

Accessibility News

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

"Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities." 

In Payan, Mason, NFB vs LACCD, US District Court Decrees One Year to Comply with Accessibility Policies and WCAG 2.1 AA

Increasing Digital Accessibility at Harvard,

"Harvard has adopted a new, University-wide Digital Accessibility Policy, which will increase the accessibility of Harvard’s public-facing websites and web-based applications, as well as the digital content Harvard creates and posts on those sites."

Macmillan Earns Ebook Accessibility Certification,

"Textbook publisher Macmillan Learning is the first publisher to gain an ebook accessibility certification from Benetech, a nonprofit that develops accessible technology."

Contact the A.R.T.

accessibilityresourceteam@unlv.edu

OAR Office Phone: 702-895-3808

Should you require accessibility advising, technical support and/or resources, please make a request through the accessibilityresourceteam-request@unlv.edu e-mail and describe in detail what support you need.