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

The Impact of AI on People with Disabilities
Mon, Apr 29, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, please join OIT for a presentation by Matthew Johnston, Global Program Manager for Disability Inclusion at Thoughtworks. Matthew will discuss artificial intelligence and digital accessibility, and the impact of AI on people with disabilities. He will also talk about why we should focus on…

Ivy+ GAAD 2024 Accessibility Event
Tue, Apr 30, 2024, 12:00 pm4:00 pm

Building accessible digital environments is a foundational step in creating greater opportunities for our students, faculty, staff, and all other individuals with disabilities to participate and engage in our higher education mission. With the approach of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), join us in this virtual event for digital…

Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!)
Wed, May 8, 2024, 11:30 am12:00 pm

This session is designed to help those who manage, edit, or create content on University websites familiarize themselves with DubBot, Princeton’s new automated website monitoring tool. DubBot checks University websites for accessibility issues that could potentially create barriers for people with disabilities attempting to access that site.

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,…

How to Test for Accessibility
Tue, May 21, 2024, 9:00 am11:30 am

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 code. It covers:

Common issues OIT's Content Accessibility Checker Checking your content on a phone Running a simple automated test with free tools …