Making Waterloo's digital spaces accessible

The University of Waterloo is committed to ensuring our digital spaces are accessible for all our community members.

Over 6.2 million Canadians—or 22% of the population—identify as having a disability. (source: Canada’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2022)

Disabilities can include difficulties or impairments with vision, hearing, cognition, or mobility. Disabled people may use assistive technology to access digital content. Examples include:

  • Screen readers or magnifiers
  • Closed captioning
  • Voice command
  • Spelling and grammar tools
  • Sitemaps

We are committed to making all of our websites and digital platforms, including social media channels, inclusive to all. Our ultimate goal is a culture where all digital content is designed with accessibility in mind, right from the start.

As a public institution in Ontario, our work towards digital accessibility is governed, in part, by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

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