As a public-sector organisation, AU is subject to the Danish web content accessibility act. The fundamental objective of the Act is to ensure that no digital systems are dependent on the use of a single sense. In other words, the hearing impaired must be able to read everything, the visually impaired must be able to hear everything, etc. Improving accessibility will make it easier for users with e.g. dyslexia, visual impairments, hearing impairments and mobility impairments, to use our websites. Additionally, a number of accessibility improvements will also improve the overall user-friendliness of the websites and will therefore benefit all users.
The AU systems for students, PhD students and external users are covered by the Danish web content accessibility act, while systems for employees are not.
Technically, this means that systems must conform to the WCAG 2.1 international standard to level AA, and that, for each system, you must publish a declaration stating that you do so (a so-called accessibility statement).
The implementation of the Danish web content accessibility act at AU has been discussed by the administration's management team (LEA), and the guidelines on these pages are a result of these discussions.