Create More Inclusive Digital Content: New Resources from the Stanford Office of Digital Accessibility
Improving the accessibility of your digital content makes it possible for everyone—including individuals with disabilities—to engage and participate in the research, education, and social mission of the university.
Stanford has recently revised its accessibility policy to highlight the importance of digital accessibility for our students, faculty, staff, postdocs, and affiliates. While the previous policy focused on websites, the updated policy now includes a much broader scope of digital content including mobile apps, electronic documents, and audio/video content. And Stanford is adopting technology solutions in innovative ways with opportunities for greater inclusion and access by all members of the Stanford community.
While you may already be implementing accessibility best practices in your teams and organizations, it's important to ensure this effort is ongoing. Use these simple tips to build digital accessibility into your processes and actions.
Use our self-help accessibility resources
The newly launched accessibility.stanford.edu website includes information for creating accessible digital content, including solutions for websites, documents, audio and video media, and other technology platforms.
- Learn more about accessibility best practices that can help you improve content clarity and accessibility.
- Use our step-by-step guides for common software applications to improve the accessibility of your digital content and engage with diverse audiences.
- Evaluate your web content using tools and techniques that can help you identify issues and improve the accessibility of your website.
Engage with our Slack community
Join the new Slack community #cop-accessibility to ask questions and learn more about accessibility best practices, tools, and resources.
About the Office of Digital Accessibility
Building on Stanford’s core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Office of Digital Accessibility serves the greater Stanford community by providing technical assistance, accessibility reviews, evaluation tools, and training resources for realizing a more accessible information and communication technology environment.