Fairness and Inclusion
The User Experience Office (UXO) recognizes and respects the fact that physical, sensory, cognitive, emotional, and psychological abilities exist in a wide spectrum among the students, faculty and staff of the University (current, prospective, and alumni). We see this diversity as a pillar of strength that enriches the University, and we work to find ways to include all users into our design thinking frameworks and methodologies. The UXO champions the right to access Information Communication Technology (ICT) which is vitally interwoven into the academic experience.
Accessibility and the User Experience
The UXO believes that Web Accessibility, like User Experience design, is a not a milestone to achieve in a project. Rather, it is a design thinking paradigm that is continually integrated into each step in the creative process. From building a business case to discovery and then to visual design, considering the needs of people with diverse abilities builds a stronger experience for all people.