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Quick start guide ➜

We all have a role to play in making Harvard’s digital information more accessible.

Start here, and get going.

Content Creators ➜

Guidelines and resources to make your content accessible.

Developers ➜

Best Practices and guides for making your applications and tools broadly accessible.

DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) supports the Harvard community in making sure that everyone has the opportunity to access the university’s knowledge, ideas, and resources.

Meet the DAS team ➜

University Disability Resources

For access to all other disability-related resources and guidance for students, faculty, staff, visitors and guests, please visit University Disability Resources ➜

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday, May 19!

GAAD logo.May 19, 2022 marks the 11th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion for people with different disabilities. 

Celebrate GAAD and check your accessibility knowledge with this fun quiz

Harvard Ability+ Celebrates GAAD

Ability+ is the group created to help build community around disability experiences plus allies at Harvard. Join us on May 19 from 2-3pm as we celebrate GAAD by meeting the Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) team to learn about digital inclusion at Harvard. We hope you can join us!

Digital Accessibility Services Office Hours

Got accessibility questions? Not sure where to start? We're here to help!

The Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) team is available to answer your questions and provide guidance and support to the Harvard community.

We will be holding open office hours in a Zoom meeting room on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 10am-12pm.

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Instructor-Led Trainings and On-Demand Videos

All Training Events

On-Demand Training Videos by Topic

A curated series of on-demand training videos that provide quick overviews of popular accessibility topics. 

All Training Videos ➜

How to check a website's accessibility

Automated Tools

Automated tools evaluate a website’s code and content, flag accessibility issues, and often provide guidance on how to fix the issues. These tools save time for both developers and content creators, and they often catch errors that might not be obvious. 

Manual Testing

After you’ve done a first pass with automated tools, you’ll need to follow up with manual testing to make sure your website is inclusive and accessible. 

Harvard Policies

Harvard University Digital Accessibility Policy ➜

For Harvard’s public-facing websites and web-based applications.

Settlement Caption Requirements ➜

Harvard's legal obligation requirements for captions.

Accessible Technology Procurement and Development Policy ➜

For technology applications and products we buy and develop.

Digital Accessibility Techniques

Library of Accessibility Techniques

Browse a comprehensive library of how-to guides with practical examples and code snippets to help you create accessible content and code.

Explore Accessibility Techniques ➜

News from the Harvard Gazette

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Increasing digital accessibility

University policy to ‘make information and resources more easily available to those who need it’

Harvard has adopted a new, University-wide Digital Accessibility Policy, which will increase the accessibility of Harvard’s public-facing websites and web-based applications, as well as the digital content Harvard creates and posts on those sites.

Read article ➜