This site provides information and accessibility standards for faculty and staff to make information technology more accessible to more users.

IT Accessibility is supported on campus by the interdepartmental IT Accessibility Task Force. IT Accessibility-related questions and requests can be entered into the AskIT ticketing system, selecting the category “Accessibility”, or just email askit@amherst.edu.

Web Accessibility

Resources for Amherst.edu content creators:

Additional web accessibility standards can be found here: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA. For more information on web accessibility, please visit WebAIM.

Video and Media Content

  • Captioning: any video or audio content presented on Amherst.edu should be captioned. For captioning help or guidance, see our captioning how-to page or submit an AskIT ticket.

  • Videos that rely on visuals or have no narration may need audio descriptions or additional descriptive narration.

Accessible Documents & Instructional Materials

Accessible Forms

  • See our Accessible Forms page for tips on collecting information using accessible webforms, Word documents, or PDF's, 

Assistive Technology

IT partners with the Accessibility Services Office to provide students with assistive technology for learning and research. Please visit our Assistive Technology page for more information.

Accessible Procurement Processes

  • It's important to consider accessibility when procuring a new product or service for the college. See our Purchasing & Procurement Tips page for guidelines on assessing accessibility of products and services.

  • This page also contains a Vendor/Bidder EIT Accessibility Questionnaire which solicits relevant information about how vendors are addressing the accessibility of their products.

  • We are happy to help vet the accessibility of high-impact technology purchases and developments, just submit an AskIT ticket to get started.