UCSF Dental Center, UCSF and the University of California are committed to accessibility for all in both digital and physical environments. It is part of our mission, and it is the law.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that public universities provide qualified individuals with disabilities equal access to their programs, services, and activities unless doing so would fundamentally alter them or impose an undue burden.
In addition, Section 508 of the same act requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Thus, public universities must provide equally effective access to information to people with disabilities, independent of the format.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet.
WCAG 2.0 is a stable, referenceable technical standard. It has 12 guidelines that are organized under 4 principles: perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. For each guideline, there are testable success criteria, which are at three levels: A, AA, and AAA. The UCSF Dental Center site has been designed to achieve level AA compliance.
We also are guided by the systemwide UC Information Technology Accessibility Policy, approved Aug. 27, 2013. The policy promotes an accessible IT environment at the University of California to help ensure that as broad a population as possible may access, benefit from, and contribute to the University’s electronic programs and services.
UCSF Dental Center facilities, in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, include access features such as ramps, auto doors, automatic sliding doors and wheelchair elevators.