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

Recent updates

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

Accessible Word Documents and PowerPoint Presentations
Wed, Oct 12, 2022, 10:00 am12:00 pm

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

This is a virtual class. The link is available when you register in the

Inclusive Online Meetings and Events
Wed, Oct 19, 2022, 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.

This is a virtual class. The meeting link is available when you register…

Captions Editing Best Practices
Tue, Oct 25, 2022, 11:00 am11:30 am

This class answers your questions on 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.

This is a…

Designing Accessible Digital Communications: A Hands-On Workshop
Thu, Nov 10, 2022, 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 content must…

Getting Started with Digital Accessibility: Nov 21
Mon, Nov 21, 2022, 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…

User Experience and Accessibility: A Webinar Introducing the 5D Rubric
Thu, Dec 1, 2022, 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 multidimensional and…