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Submit your Website for Review

Request an accessibility review of your website today! Website Review request form. (Note: This form opens in a new window/tab.)

Word, PDF, or PowerPoint documents can be reviewed for accessibility by emailing the IT Accessibility Team at accessibility@syr.edu and attaching your file(s).

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Committed to Inclusion and Accessibility

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Syracuse University values diversity, is committed to inclusion and seeks to provide access for all people, including those with disabilities. Visit the new AccessibleSU website for the latest information on disability and accessibility at SU.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility at SU

ICT accessibility at SU means ensuring that all technology is usable by the greatest number of students, faculty and staff possible, including those with disabilities, so that everyone is able to participate to the maximum extent that they can.

Syracuse University values diversity, is committed to inclusion, and is working to integrate accessibility into all levels of technology, from procurement to implementation to individual use. Accessibility enables full participation by all people regardless of their individual learning styles and abilities.

Our Focus

The focus of the IT Accessibility initiative at SU is to:

  • Develop and implement a campus-wide Information and Communications Technology Accessibility Policy
  • Provide training and information for creating and maintaining an accessible technology environment at SU
  • Evaluate IT products for accessibility during the procurement process
  • Monitor compliance of existing campus technologies with the policy

Why is Accessible Technology Important?

Inaccessible technology can create barriers for students, faculty and staff with disabilities. Learn more about the types of barriers college students encounter in this 11 minute video.


Check for Common Website Accessibility Errors

Below are a few points that will assist you in determining whether your website is accessible. Our webpage, Common Accessibility Errors: And How to Fix Them, provides more extensive information on this topic.

  1. Are you able to navigate the website with a keyboard only using [Tab] and [Shift][Tab]?
  2. Can you see where the [Tab] focus is?
  3. Are there alternative text descriptions for all images?
  4. If video is used, does it have accurate closed captioning?
  5. Are the hyperlinks on this page descriptive and non-repetitive?
  6. Can you zoom in on the page without losing information? Can you double your zoom and still navigate the webpage?
  7. Is there a skip to main content link?

ICT Accessibility Trainings

Accessibility Fundamentals for Microsoft Office 2013 and Adobe Acrobat DC (Windows)

Register for this hands-on, 3 hour class offered on the dates listed below. All sessions will be held in 001 Steele Hall.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 1:00-4:30 pm
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015 1:00-4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 8:30-noon
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:30-noon

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the Mac version of the class, please email us at accessibility@syr.edu or provide your contact information on the registration form. (Note: This form opens in a new window/tab.)