Digital Accessibility
at Northeastern University

The web plays an important role in university life. From reserving library books to finding information about services and resources, Northeastern web properties are crucial to the daily experience of every student, faculty, and staff member. It’s also a primary way that the university engages with the broader public. At the same time, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that nearly 20% of the population has some form of disability that limits their ability to browse and interact with websites.

 

Therefore, it is essential that those with any level of control over university web properties or content take steps to ensure that Northeastern’s digital presence is accessible for all. This site provides the Northeastern community with knowledge, tools, and resources needed to work together towards building a more digitally accessible, inclusive web.

Read Northeastern University’s Policy on Digital Accessibility

What is Digital Accessibility?

Digital accessibility is the practice of designing and developing websites that are usable by everyone. The ultimate goal of digital accessibility enhancement efforts should be to provide comparable access, services, and use to the widest range of users, including people with disabilities.

What Are You Looking For?

Accessible Web Development

Anyone who designs, develops, or creates content for the web must ensure that their end-products are accessible to individuals with disabilities. This information can serve as a guide.

Learn more about accessible web standards

Tools and Resources

Whether you’re designing an app, developing web infrastructure, or just looking to learn more about accessibility, these tools and resources can provide you with direction.

View tools and resources

Consult With Us

Are you interested in making your Northeastern website more accessible but unsure where to begin? Start with a one-on-one consultation with a digital accessibility professional.

Through a consultation, you will receive guidance on digital accessibility barriers to look out for, remediation strategies, and testing tools and techniques.