SUNY Oneonta is committed to providing equal access to college information by ensuring our digital content is accessible by everyone regardless of physical, sensory or cognitive ability. This conforms to standards for technology accessibility necessary to meet this goal and comply with state and federal laws.
What is accessible technology?
Accessible electronic and information technology is technology that can be accessed by people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. When technology has been developed with accessibility in mind, incorporating the principles of universal design, all users are able to interact with the technology in the ways that work best for them. Accessible technology may be usable without assistive technology or may be compatible with standard assistive technology such as screen readers.
How do I make my content accessible?
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
- Make your Word documents accessible
- Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible
- Make your Excel spreadsheets accessible
- Rules for the Accessibility Checker
- Use the Accessibility Checker on your Windows desktop to find accessibility issues
- WAVE Web Accessibility Tool
- Axe Accessibility Tool
- Drupal User Guide
- W3C Web Accessibility Tutorials
Multimedia (Video, Audio, etc.)
- W3C Multimedia Accessibility FAQ
- Making Accessible Videos
- YouTube closed captioning
- Microsoft Stream closed captioning
- WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind)
- W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
- SUNY Digital Accessibility Principles Checklist
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Section 508 Accessibility Checklists
- Web Accessibility Perspectives Videos: Explore the Impact and Benefits for Everyone - Videos that demonstrate that web accessibility is essential for people with disabilities and useful for all. Learn about the impact of accessibility and the benefits for everyone in a variety of situations. Each video is about 1 minute, and the compilation is 7:37. Pages include supporting information.
Where do I get help?
If you are having any issues with electronic accessibility please contact our Information Technology Service Desk at 436-4567 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the Information Technology Service Desk has accessibility tips and tricks throughout the IT Services website.
If you are a student and need help finding resources related to disability accommodations or other disability-related services, see Office of Accessibility Resources.