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.

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.

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!)
Thu, Dec 7, 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.

New! January Accessibility Workshop
Thu, Jan 25, 2024, 8:45 am5:00 pm

Join us for our first January full day workshop! Topics and presenters include:

Universal Design for Learning, with Jeff Kontio PDF Solutions for Websites, with Jessica Monaco Accessible Forms, with Byron Veale Campus Accessibility, with Mike Barnes Accessible PowerPoints and Presentation Delivery Hands-On Session, with Rachel…
Stay Tuned for Spring Classes
Mon, Jan 29, 2024, 8:00 amFri, Feb 16, 2024, 5:00 pm

Planning is underway for our Spring 2024 series. You can expect the return of classes including:

Getting Started with Digital Accessibility Practical Steps for Creating Accessible Web Content How To Test for Accessibility Alt Text Best Practices Inclusive Online Meetings and Events Caption Editing Best Practices Accessible…