Accessibility and Workday

Accessibility in Workday is available to all users upon signing into Workday and requires no additional configuration on the part of UT Austin. 

Workday tests its accessibility features by performing a combination of automated testing along with manual testing with assistive technology.   They evaluate screen reader software with Jaws, NVDA, and VoiceOver.  They also evaluate with Dragon Naturally Speaking and With Zoom Text.  

Workday Accessibility optimizes tasks for users on assistive technology, referencing standards set by:

  • Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act.
  • The W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Workday's accessibility functionality enables users on assistive technology to:

  • Magnify text on a responsive interface that optimizes content based on the screen size of your device.
  • Use compatible assistive technology like a screen reader for text-to-speech output.
  • Use keyboard support to navigate through Workday without a mouse.
  • View Workday with high color and contrast, improving legibility for all users.

You can familiarize yourself with accessibility in the Workday user interface, by accessing the Workday Accessibility Interaction Overview.


The Workday mobile apps support your device's built-in text-to-speech software for a limited number of self-service tasks available for Workday on:

  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone

If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact askUS support at


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