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.
A team from Student Accessibility Services, Tufts Technology Services, Office of Equal Opportunity, Communications and Marketing, and University Counsel are developing three protocols and implementation plans for making our digital environments accessible and fulfill its value of an inclusive experience for any member of its community.
- The Digital Accessibility Policy requires any information posted digitally to be compliant with the WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines and to have an accessibility statement on the page detailing where visitors can go if additional accommodations are needed.
- The Procurement Protocol for Accessible Digital Technology requires that any electronic information technology be checked to see if it is accessible before it is purchased.
- A forthcoming Captioning Protocol will require all front-facing videos to be captioned.