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Assistive technology for the WOU Web site General information (see below) | If you need assistance | Other hints and tips

General information

Our tools

Addressing compliancy standards

Why this technology

If you need assistance with online content

The Office of Disability Services located at the university also has services and technologies to help ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to materials at Western Oregon University.


To request accessibility assistance contact the Office of Disability Services:

Please note: UCS does not provide support for or recommend user hardware and software.

Requirements for accessible content


Hints and tips for accessible Web browsing

We have tried to provide a series of links to the most common and user friendly software with specific features for Web accessibility.


The Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers

Accessibility Features in Firefox: very highly recommended

Firefox, a visual browser with accessibility features. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems. Several extensions (such as Link Toolbar, iCITA Accessibility Extension and Text Zoom) which enhance accessibility are available for Firefox.

Internet explorer accessibility tutorials

Other recommended software with accessibility features

Notes for the hints and tips section - if you have other suggestions or find that this information needs to be updated - please email with specific examples and urls when possible


Office of Disability Services (503) 838-8250 VTTY; fax (503) 838-8721 | or e-mail:
Location: APSC room 405