CWRU's Commitment to Digital Accessibility

To Our Case Western Reserve University Faculty and Staff:

At Case Western Reserve University, inclusiveness and diversity are among our core values. This commitment includes providing digital content—such as websites, software and course materials—that is equally accessible to everyone. 

Last year, the university enacted a digital accessibility policy and introduced a campus-wide committee to develop recommendations and pilot initiatives. The committee includes faculty and staff members from multiple schools, Faculty Senate, University Technology, University Marketing and Communications, Disability Resources, UCITE, Kelvin Smith Library, the Office of Equity and other campus entities. We are so grateful for their work. 

Staff members in University Technology’s Teaching and Learning Technologies and University Marketing and Communications have created a suite of resources to promote equal access to the full Case Western Reserve educational experience. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to review these resources and training opportunities:

  • Step-By-Step Guides and Resources: Standards for digital accessibility apply to everything we create online, including websites, documents and software. Visit for step-by-step guides and resources for making digital content usable by all. 
  • Professional Development Opportunities: We strive to improve the digital accessibility of our academic course content through self-paced and face-to-face training and support opportunities for faculty. Please visit the Teaching and Learning Technologies Digital Accessibility webpage to learn more about professional development opportunities.

Additional information and opportunities will be shared via email and The Daily. For questions or help with accessibility, please visit or email


Eric W. Kaler, President
Joy K. Ward, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President