This version of the UA home page was established in December of 2015. The UA home page was developed by the Office of Web Communications within the Division of Strategic Communications. All content, photography and videography for the site is developed by Strategic Communications, and is protected by copyright. The UA Web server is managed by the Office of Information Technology. The site will continually evolve based on industry best practices and the needs and priorities of The University of Alabama.
The UA home page was built using widely-accepted Web standards in order to create a robust, accessible information tool for all visitors. The site utilizes modern web techniques such as HTML5, CSS3 and responsive design. Responsive design is a method where the display of the website will adapt to your screen size and allow for optimal viewing whether on desktop, tablet or phone.
The University of Alabama encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in our many programs and activities, and is committed to ensuring that our facilities and the information, services, courses and technology we provide are inclusive and accessible in accordance with applicable law. Consistent with this commitment, the University has launched an accessibility initiative to provide our technology users, including those with disabilities, a functional and accessible technology experience with our Web presence and our instructional and emerging technologies.
To further this initiative, the UA administration and UA Web professionals are making progress to meet World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG 2.0 AA, over the next four years. To begin this process, UA will audit existing Web materials to help Web teams determine appropriate timelines and resources needed to reach WCAG 2.0 AA. This auditing and education process begins late Fall 2015. In the coming months, more information will be shared, including availability of tools and other resources, to help UA Web teams meet these guidelines. For more information, please refer to http://accessibility.ua.edu.
The UA home page and all official and unofficial UA websites are governed by and subject to the World Wide Web Policy of The University of Alabama.
The Office of Web Communications manages the UA Web Guide, which is a practical resource for Web designers and others involved in creating and managing official and unofficial UA websites. The Web Guide outlines the roles and responsibilities of UA websites and Web developers, addresses design standards, discusses accessibility and commercial activity, and provides templates, images and resources for use in developing UA websites.
For questions, comments or feedback regarding the UA home page, please use the Website Feedback form.