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

Capturing Grace: Documentary Film
Mon, Mar 4, 2024, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Please join us for this special film event. Princeton University Concerts in collaboration with Princeton Garden Theatre will screen David Iverson’s documentary Capturing Grace. 

Synopsis (IMDB): What happens when a group of adults with Parkinson's disease collaborates with leading…

Practical Steps for Creating Accessible Website Content
Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 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…

Accessible Online Meetings and Events
Wed, Mar 6, 2024, 11:00 am12:00 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.

To request disability-related accommodations, please contact…

Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!)
Tue, Mar 12, 2024, 2:00 pm2:30 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.

Social Media Accessibility
Tue, Mar 19, 2024, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Maddy Pryor from the Office of Communications will lead this training on social media accessibility best practices. Learn some general guidelines for posting or resharing on different social media platforms. What’s the best alt text? How do I make hashtags accessible? What’s the difference between closed captions and open captions? This…

Getting Started with DubBot (in 30 minutes!)
Tue, Apr 2, 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.