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

Editoria11y: Accessibility Autocorrect

Creating highly accessible Web content is complicated, and tends to start with a lot of training. At some point the question needs to be asked: how much of this complication is because the skills are new, and how much is because the tools we provide content editors have not kept up with the expectations we place upon them?

Aira Is Available for Free on Campus

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

Getting started

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Getting Started with Digital Accessibility
Thu, Feb 9, 2023, 2:00 pm4:00 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…

Accessible Word Documents and PowerPoint Presentations
Fri, Feb 10, 2023, 10:00 am12:00 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

Inclusive Futures: Disability and Technology
Thu, Feb 23, 2023, 4:30 pm7:00 pm

This symposium brings together scholars and practitioners to consider the future of technology and disability. What does it mean to build disability inclusive futures with technology? What does research say about technology and how disability is embedded in it? What are the kinds of possibilities that may emerge when disability intersects with…

Making Accessible Websites: How to Check Your Work
Thu, Mar 9, 2023, 10:00 am11:30 am

Beginning with topics introduced in Getting Started With Digital Accessibility, we will explore practical steps to check your work.

We will start with content and design:

Legibility, Structure & formatting, What happens on mobile?

And build towards more technical topics:

Caption Editing Best Practices
Thu, Mar 16, 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.

You can…

Inclusive Online Meetings and Events
Wed, Mar 22, 2023, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Learn how to plan and present inclusive, disability-friendly meetings and events online. This course covers best practices, with a focus on Zoom. Learn how to ensure that attendees can fully participate, can engage with presented materials, and have less fatigue.

You can register for the session in the