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Digital Accessibility Support

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The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

~ Sir Tim Berners-Lee

WHAT IS DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY?

Digital accessibility refers to the independent usability of digital resources for all users, including people with disabilities who employ alternative means of access, like adaptive technology.

Well before a prospective student interacts with a physical campus, they discover and explore its digital resources. Prospective and current students interact regularly with websites, learning management systems, electronic documents, and more. Not only does ֱState University’s require that public-facing digital resources be accessible for people with disabilities; the choice to apply best practices for accessible digital content design facilitates greater usability for everyone. 

Digital accessibility is necessary for people with disabilities, but it benefits everyone:

  • People who are older or aging
  • People for whom English is a second language
  • People using older or slower technologies
  • People who are new to using the web
  • People who use the web infrequently
  • People who use mobile and smart devices

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LEARN MORE ABOUT DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) offers digital accessibility training, consultation, and support for creators and editors of public-facing digital resources at PSU.

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