Accessible Information Technology
Accessibility: What do we mean?
It is critical that anyone and everyone who wants to access the information technology used here at Hampshire is able to do so equally, regardless of any disability they may have. Ensuring that our technology is universally accessible to everyone is the right thing to do, and also the law. In order to make this happen, we have adopted an IT Accessibility Policy that outlines the steps we are taking to ensure that all users have that access.
Read our formal Information Technology Accessibility Policy.
In the linked pages on this site, the Accessibility Standards provide information for faculty and staff on how to make information technology accessible to users with visual (blindness, low vision, color blindness), motor (inability to use mouse), cognitive (learning disabilities and attention disorders), and hearing disabilities. The standards are as follows:
Learn More About Accessible Technology
Want to know more about accessibility strategies in the Five Colleges? Visit the Five College Accessibility Site.
Visit the office of accessibility resources and services to explore the support services available to you, including assistive technology.
Our Accessible Course Materials page has details on what you can do to support students with accessible course materials.
More accessibility information concerning course materials can be found at edX's Accessibility Best Practices for Developing Course Content.
For Web Content Authors
For tips on how you can create accessible web pages, view our Web Accessibility Standards and Resources.
Additional web accessibility standards can be found here: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA. You can also find more web accessibility information at WebAIM.