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 for University staff.

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

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.

Improving Website Content as it is Entered

Website editors can get help to fix accessibility issues as they enter content, making the University's websites more accessible to people with disabilities. The Editoria11y accessibility checker automatically tests content and provides instant feedback and guidance.

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

Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!)
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 11:00 am11:30 am

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.

Understanding Accessibility and Accommodations
Mon, Oct 2, 2023, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Learners will gain an understanding of disabilities and workplace challenges faced by individuals with a disability; explore accessibility practices to foster equitable and inclusive spaces. The session also includes an overview of Princeton’s accommodation process presented by Princeton's Faculty and Staff ADA Accommodations Manager, Sherrie…

Why Digital Accessibility Matters
Mon, Oct 2, 2023, 11:00 am12:00 pm

This class provides a high-level, non-technical overview of digital accessibility and its criticality for people with disabilities. It examines digital accessibility from multiple perspectives including human and civil rights, institutional DEI values, technology, change, and risk. The class then presents the University’s approach and its…

User Experience and Accessibility: Introducing the 5D Rubric
Wed, Oct 4, 2023, 1:00 pm2:00 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…

Practical Steps for Creating Accessible Website Content
Thu, Oct 5, 2023, 10:00 am12:00 pm

Beginning with topics introduced in Getting Started With Digital Accessibility, we will explore practical steps to enter and edit your website content so that it is accessible to people with disabilities.

We will be using Princeton's automated website monitoring tool, DubBot to assess website content by taking a closer look at some of…

Caption Editing Best Practices (in 30 minutes!)
Wed, Oct 11, 2023, 11:00 am11:30 am

This class answers your questions about dealing with common issues in captioning quality, such as what to do when the speaker is inaudible, or uses offensive language. Learn how to address these, and to follow best practices to ensure your video's captions provide an equally effective experience for people with disabilities.