Digital & Web Accessibility

Tufts University is committed to making all online content available to all people. Tufts Technology Services provides tools for the creation of accessible digital content and supports the purchasing and implementation of accessible digital tools.

Effective April 1, 2019, Tufts announced the adoption of a Digital Accessibility Policy (DAP) to create a welcoming and inclusive community for all of its members including both current and future students, staff and faculty.

Goal: The goal of the DAP is to ensure that any current, former, or potential member of the Tufts community be able to access the content we post online* independently and with relative ease.

*Content posted online includes all information on our websites and anything we might post as part of a course being taught, committee notes, videos or podcasts and/or student services information.

Implications

  • All Tufts content managers/developer (faculty, staff or student) who post information online (even if you post one handout to Tusk, Canvas, Blackboard or another site) are being asked to follow the web accessibility policy.
  • The Digital Accessibility Policy asks the community to understand the potential access road blocks, check any pre-existing content for those road blocks and design new content with access in mind; which is critical to advance towards the mission of inclusivity of the University.

Policies

Policies related to procuring technology & digital accessibility

Policies

Policies related to procuring technology & digital accessibility

What's Accessibility?

Defining accessibility and guidelines

What's Accessibility?

Defining accessibility and guidelines

Resources and Training

Resources for content managers, web developers, faculty, staff and students, on how to make information accessible.

Resources and Training

Resources for content managers, web developers, faculty, staff and students, on how to make information accessible.

Web Developer Resources

Resources and information related to accessibility for Web Developers

Web Developer Resources

Resources and information related to accessibility for Web Developers

Web Development Guidelines and Design Patterns

Reference for common guidelines by topic

Web Development Guidelines and Design Patterns

Reference for common guidelines by topic
Tufts Accessibility Support
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