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Take action

Learn what you can do to help support and advance accessibility at UVic. Take a moment to celebrate recent successes and commit to more.

What you can do

Commit to being an ally and champion.

Familiarize yourself with resources for people with disabilities and share with others.

Understand terminology related to accessibility.

Faculty and instructors

Consider how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) might work in your course or discipline.

Learn about academic accommodations and how to support your students.


Host accessible meetings and events.

Learn about digital accessibility, including web accessibility best practices. Wherever possible, we aim to adhere to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 standards.

Add accessibility information to your website's contact page (see an example).

Make your documents accessible.

Provide a safe and equitable workplace and hiring process for co-op students.


Join the Society for Students with a Disability community. Review their resources and services. Attend an event or take a workshop.

Use the feedback form to suggest improvements to accessibility at UVic beyond what is included in the plan. Share your experiences.


Encourage and support professional development opportunities related to accessibility.

Identify champions in your area who can mentor others and promote accessibility.

Incorporate accessibility into your existing plans and EDI-related committees.

Recent successes

Dedicated co-op supports for students with disabilities, including an Accessibility and Inclusion Co-op Coordinator.

Dedicated supports for accessible course design and redesign, including Learning Experience Designers in LTSI.

Most of UVic's buildings are Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) Accessibility Certified. CARSA is certified gold. UVic’s two new housing and dining buildings were pre-construction approved gold, for an expected 38 on-campus RHF certified structures.

UVic’s standard website template adheres to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2 standards, with a compliance tool available to units when they update.

Evolving and expanded athletic and recreation programming through Vikes and CARSA.

New resources for hosting accessible meetings and events.

There are many more examples of great work happening across campus to make UVic more accessible and inclusive—too many to list here! We recognize that some barriers are more complex and will take longer to implement. We are committed to addressing all barriers.