Website Accessibility Statement

UNC Health is committed to ensuring all people, including those with disabilities, can access and interact with our website. We are continuing to improve access to our website by applying relevant accessibility standards and by listening to your feedback. 

Accessibility Features 

Accessibility features that can be found on this website include:  

  • Responsive page templates that resize according to the width of your device’s browser window
  • Accessible color contrasts, including for text and images of text
  • Coded headings that can be read by screen readers
  • Descriptive headings and labels
  • Heading levels that match the heading’s visual importance
  • Some printable online forms that are available in large font format
  • Images that provide informative alternative text
  • Image carousels that can be read and announced by a screen reader
  • Links formatted with accessible names that are meaningful within context 

Technology Compatibility  

Use the latest version of your web browser and assistive technology to ensure the best possible website experience. Older browsers and operating systems may not be compatible. 

The UNC Health website relies on CSS and JavaScript technologies to: 

  • Work with the web browser and any assistive technologies or plug-ins used on your computer 
  • Meet requirements for accessibility standards  

Accessibility Levels 

To improve accessibility for people with disabilities, the World Wide Web Consortium (commonly called W3C) develops the Web Accessibility Initiative for web designers and developers. It also defines three levels of accessibility requirements: Level A, Level AA and Level AAA.  

UNC Health continues to evaluate ways to improve accessibility and to meet our goal of WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance. Additionally, UNC Health conducts manual accessibility audits of its websites to proactively identify accessibility issues and gaps.  

Third-Party Content 

While visiting our site, you may come across third-party sites such as My UNC Chart, Centauri Health Systems, YouTube, government webpages (.gov), and local and national news sources. UNC Health cannot guarantee that all third-party content will be compliant. You may learn more about the accessibility of third-party content on their websites.