Technology Accessibility A11Y logo above the word accessibility. Between the A and Y of accessibility, the middle 11 letters are numbered 1 to 11, then condensed to form the A-11-Y numeronym.

The Technology Accessibility Program (TAP) has created a Technology Accessibility logo, using the numeronym A11Y. A11Y is shorthand for accessibility, reflecting that there are eleven letters between the A and the Y. You may hear A11Y pronounced as accessibility, as a-1-1-y, or as a-eleven-y. A best practice for all abbreviations, including A11Y, is to ensure your meaning is clear to your audience.

A11Y bears a striking resemblance to the word “ally.” Sharing the new logo may invite questions about its meaning and give you a chance to act as an ally in spreading awareness about the campus endeavor to improve technology accessibility.

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