Accessibility Policy, Disability at UT Tyler

Accessibility Policy

The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is committed to making its websites accessible to all users, and is working to bring new design features to improve accessibility for users with disabilities.

UT Tyler must meet the statutory requirements with the Texas Administrative Code 206.70 Accessibility Standards (TAC 206.70), which references the U.S. Section 508 standards, and therefore all Web pages containing official university information that are built, updated or revised must comply with it. This requirement applies to email as well as websites. TAC 206.70 establishes only a minimum standard for accessibility and Web pages; developers are encouraged to go beyond the minimum whenever possible.

Accessibility Coordinator

Each university website that provides entry to members of the public must contain an "Accessibility" link to this page, which contains the university's Web Accessibility Policy and contact information for the university's accessibility coordinator:

The primary contact for website accessibility at UT Tyler is Laura Waits, 903.565.5736 (Voice), 903.566.7173 (FAX), E-mail address:

The role of the accessibility coordinator is to monitor the university's compliance with accessibility policies and to facilitate training of web publishers and developers to ensure all web applications and sites are accessible.

Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

The University of Texas at Tyler welcomes comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities.