George Mason University is committed to providing comparable access to all programs and services to people with disabilities. This includes access to electronic information and services. All official Mason websites, applications, telecommunications and video and multimedia must meet Mason's web accessibility standards. These standards are based on the Web Accessibility Standards specified in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. If this is not possible, reasonable accommodations will be made to provide these services or materials in an alternative format in a timely manner to ensure compliance with federal laws. The George Mason University website is defined to include any website using the “gmu.edu” address and/or is related to the University by development or added content of a GMU employee.
George Mason University became a partner with WebAIM in 2001 and later the Commonwealth of Virginia adopted accessibility regulations Section 508, part of the Rehabilitation Act and W3C in November 2005. We are charged with developing a plan for institutional coordination and reform to support web accessibility at the post-secondary level. George Mason University will act as a model for other universities.