Digital Accessibility at Princeton

What we do

The Digital Accessibility program helps ensure that the University's information communication technologies and the information they provide are accessible to people with disabilities.

Our goal is to make digital accessibility a shared responsibility and common practice, so all can thrive.

We do it by guiding decisions and directly supporting units and colleagues who are responsible for technologies and digital information used for teaching and learning, research, administrative activities, and engagement.

We provide:

  • Accessibility testing
  • Training
  • Tools
  • Consultation
  • Outreach

Program highlights

Updated University Policy on Digital Accessibility

Academic and administrative units conducting core educational or administrative activities are required to align websites and other information technology with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 Level AA.

Automated Accessibility Testing Is Available for University Websites

DubBot is an automated website testing tool that checks the University's public-facing websites for accessibility, usability, and web governance issues. The tool helps website managers, developers, and content editors catch blockers that could prevent people with disabilities from accessing website content.

Aira Is Available for Free on Campus

Aira is a visual interpreting service for people who are blind or have low vision, or who have print disabilities. It is available on the central campus and remotely. Users download the Aira Explorer app to their mobile phone, and use it to contact a live agent who describes the visual field for them. The Aira…

Getting started

Become an ally

We help staff prepare for professional certification in accessibility, and provide events to learn, share, and build our community of practice.
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Upcoming Classes & Events

CPACC Accessibility Certification Training
Mon, May 13, 2024Thu, Jun 20, 2024

The Summer 2024 class is FULL.

You can still register, and we will add you to the next cohort. You can also email us with any questions.

This is an intensive course that prepares Princeton staff who want to improve accessibility for people with disabilities,…

Accessibility Certification CAEC Workshop July 15 and 16, 2024
Mon, Jul 15, 2024, 8:30 am4:30 pm

Please register and join us for this summer's two-day professional development workshop to take place July 15 and July 16 (You need only register once.)

The workshop is open to Princeton staff who have earned CPACC, WAS, or CPWA certification,…

Getting Started with Digital Accessibility
Thu, Aug 1, 2024, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Digital accessibility means ensuring that technologies and the information they provide are accessible to people with disabilities.

This class introduces disability, physical accessibility, and digital accessibility. It is designed for staff who want to start creating accessible digital content, but don’t know where to get started, as…

How to Test for Accessibility
Tue, Aug 6, 2024, 9:00 am12:00 pm

Building on concepts and skills taught in Getting Started With Digital Accessibility and Practical Steps for Creating Accessible Web Content, this class explores testing content, and testing code. It covers:
 

Common issuesOIT's Content Accessibility CheckerChecking your content on a phoneRunning a simple automated test with free…