Electronic / Digital Accessibility
At Purchase College, we are committed to create, obtain, and maintain electronic documents, websites, media, software, and hardware in a manner that ensures it is accessible.
Purchase College requires all online Purchase College materials on local or third party systems to be accessible and in line with the Electronic Information Technology Accessibility (EITA) Policy.
What is accessible technology?
Accessible content increases student engagement, retention and success. Accessible electronic and information technology can be accessed by people with a wide range of abilities. 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?
- Create and Verify PDF Accessibility using Adobe Acrobat DC
- Microsoft Office: Rules for the Accessibility Checker
- Microsoft Office: Use the Accessibility Checker on your Windows desktop to find accessibility issues
- Microsoft Word: Make your Word documents accessible
- Powerpoint: Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible
- Websites: Check your WebPage for accessibility with the WAVE Web Accessibility Tool
- Videos: Making Accessible Videos
- Multimedia: W3C Multimedia Accessibility FAQ
Where do I get help?
General: If you are having any issues with electronic accessibility please go to our Report Accessibility Barriers page.
The Purchase College website (CMS) help section has accessibility tips and tricks throughout its pages.
For help with course content, contact Rebecca Oling.
If you are a student and need help finding resources related to disability accommodations or other disability-related services, see Office of Disability Resources.