ICT Accessibility

For additional questions about ICT accessibility, contact the Assistive Technology Initiative:

Assistive Technology Initiative

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743

To ensure equivalent access to Mason’s information and communications technology (ICT) resources for members of of the university community and visitors, Mason offers the following services/resources:

Annual ICT Accessibility Reports

To access a snapshot of the Mason’s most recent ICT accessibility accomplishments, view DEI’s Annual ICT Accessibility Reports opens a new window.

Requesting ICT Accessibility Support

To request ICT accessibility support, please review the following resources:

ATI supports faculty and staff with creating and providing accessible documents for instructional materials and front-facing web resources. Partnering with the Disability Services, the Stearns Center, University Libraries, and Creative Services, digital course documents may be sent to ATI staff for an accessibility review and remediation. Formats produced include: Word, PowerPoint, and PDF.

Requests may be submitted using one of the following methods below:

Blackboard Ally for Instructors opens a new window

Request document remediation support opens a new window

Please Note: Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Priority is given to requests that relate to a disability accommodation.

Any Mason faculty or staff member (e.g., instructional designers, web content authors/developers, etc.) involved in the development, creation, and/or publishing of audio or video content that will be used for instructional purposes and/or hosted on front-facing websites may have that content captioned, transcribed, and/or audio-described free of charge.

To submit a request, use the link(s) below:

Request captions and/or transcripts for my media content opens a new window

Email the ATI opens a new window directly for questions or additional information. You may also reach the main office by phone, 703-993-4329.

Please Note: The primary target audience for these resources must be members of the Mason community. ATI staff can assist with resources not targeted toward the Mason community but the requesting unit will be billed for services.

Sign language interpreters, cued language transliteration, and live captioning support services for any Mason classrooms or events are coordinated through the Deaf and Harding of Hearing Services Coordinator in Disability Services opens a new window.

To request services for deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind students, employees, and visitors (e.g., live captioning, interpreters, etc.), use the link(s) below:

Request services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals opens a new window

Please Note: Requests related to a disability accommodation are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Costs associated with approved accommodation requests are covered by Disability Services (students) or the ADA Coordinator (employees). Any requests not associated with approved accommodation requests will be billed to the requesting unit.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Accessibility Standards include guidelines to ensure that all electronic information, resources and services provided by Mason are accessible to people with disabilities. This includes, websites, online learning systems, software and hardware applications, telecommunications, desktop and portable computers.

The following information provides guidance on how to create an accessible components for web and software applications accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act opens a new windowand Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1: opens a new window

ICT Accessibility Standards for Websites and Web-based content opens a new window

Roles and Responsibilities opens a new window

Request website/software application accessibility review opens a new window

Please Note: Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Priority is given to requests that relate to a disability accommodation.