Digital Accessibility at Princeton

What we do

The Office of Information Technology's Digital Accessibility Program provides services to help ensure the University's digital resources and information are accessible to people with disabilities. We guide decisions and directly support offices and colleagues who are responsible for technologies and digital information used for teaching and learning, research, administrative activities, and engagement. Our services include:

  • Accessibility testing
  • Training and outreach
  • Technical guidance
  • Consultation

Program highlights

Automated Accessibility Testing Is Available for University Websites

DubBot is Princeton's new automated website monitoring tool that checks the University's public-facing websites for issues regarding accessibility, usability, and web governance. This robust tool helps site managers, developers, and content editors catch critical access blockers that could potentially prevent people with disabilities from…

Editoria11y Improves Website Content as it is Entered

Two years ago we introduced the Editoria11y accessibility checker to help website authors fix accessibility issues as they enter content. The tool automatically checks content and provides instant feedback and guidance. Version 2 extends its capabilities and provides even more feedback.

Getting started

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Getting Started with Digital Accessibility
Wed, Apr 5, 2023, 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, accessibility, and digital accessibility, with a focus on digital accessibility in practice.

The class is co-taught with colleagues from the New Jersey Commission for the…

User Experience and Accessibility: A Webinar Introducing the 5D Rubric
Wed, Apr 12, 2023, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

We often think of accessibility in terms of WCAG rules. While these are important, they do not tell the whole story. The goal of every designer should be to create a positive and high-quality user experience to all users; both those with disabilities and those without.

The problem is that UX is a slippery concept. It is…

Accessible Presentations Best Practices
Fri, Apr 28, 2023, 11:30 am12:00 pm

Learn some ways to make your presentations more accessible for everyone whether online or in-person. Following accessibility best practices helps ensure the information you present is clear and understandable by your audience.

You can register for the session in the

Designing Accessible Digital Communications: A Hands-On Workshop
Wed, May 3, 2023, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

At Princeton we deliver a great deal of information electronically. We use websites, emails, and other on-line formats to share information and transfer knowledge. This Is especially challenging when the audience includes individuals whose processing is affected by sensory, cognitive, or motor disabilities.

The way we structure…

Accessible Word Documents and PowerPoint Presentations
Thu, May 4, 2023, 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Learn how to create documents and slides that are accessible to people with disabilities. This course includes best practices for making documents and slides more readable and understandable for everyone.

You can register for the session in the

Alt Text Best Practices
Wed, May 10, 2023, 11:00 am11:30 am

Alt text is text that describes an image to a person who cannot see that image. This text is not visible on screen, but is read to a user by a screen reader. This class answers your questions about dealing with common issues in alt text. What is alt text? How do you describe images in alt text? How do you know if an image should be marked as…