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Stanford University Online Accessibility Policy

Stanford University is committed to providing accessible websites and web-based applications to students, staff, faculty and participants in the university's programs and activities. To help achieve this goal, the university has adopted the Administrative Guide 6.8.1 Accessibility of Electronic Content. This policy applies to all units at Stanford that host and maintain websites, online communications and web-based applications. Under this policy, Stanford has developed the Office of Digital Accessibility, which provides guidance and resources to assist the Stanford community in their efforts. We encourage all University schools and departments to build and maintain websites that are accessible to all users by complying with the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).

Many Google Apps are available for use by Stanford students, faculty and staff. To learn more about using Google Apps with assistive technology products, please visit IT Services: Accessibility and Google Apps.

Office of Digital Accessibility

To help Stanford achieve its goal of creating websites and web-based applications that are accessible to all, the Office of Digital Accessibility was developed to provide all individuals who work with Stanford websites and online content with resources, guidelines, services and tools. Services offered include website accessibility reviews to determine any potential accessibility barriers, and presentations and consultation regarding web accessibility. Visit their website for more information on web accessibility program services, web accessibility guidelines, and web accessibility tips and tools. Additionally, in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, the office hosted workshops, training sessions and office hours to share strategies and solutions for expanding our knowledge of digital accessibility. Recorded presentations are now available.

Report Accessibility Issues

If you are having difficulty accessing content or using features on any Stanford University website, please complete the Service Now form or visit the Digital Accessibility webpage for more information.