Accessibility at Miami University
According to a 2012 report by the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 20% of Americans have a disability that impairs access to websites and Internet content, and that percentage is increasingly disproportionate with population growth.
This phenomenon has fueled the recent focus on Web accessibility, which has become one of the most critical issues in higher education. While the disabled population has skyrocketed, poor design and technical incompatibilities have prevented full access to digital learning resources; thus, accessibility laws are expected to expand and become more strongly enforced in the future.
Miami is committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals and, as such, strives to ensure that all instructional and marketing media is fully accessible to users with learning and/or physical disabilities.