The new 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." Displaying 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for future updates on resources and events as TAP works to join together all of campus in this important endeavor.