Digital Accessibility

Bowdoin College employees use dozens of websites and web applications for our administrative, operational, and academic work. 

To ensure equitable access to our online content, we recommend that all websites and web applications achieve AA-level compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

There are training opportunities and tools available across our key platforms to assist content creators, designers, and developers with meeting these standards.

General Web Accessibility Training

WCAG can seem intimidating, but there are multiple ways to learn more about digital accessibility principles—and how Universal Design assists all users in accessing digital content.

Recommended Courses

LinkedIn Learning

All Bowdoin employees have access to LinkedIn Learning courses. Visit the IT Knowledge Base for instructions on logging in.

UX Foundations: What is Accessibility? (1 hour, 20 minutes)

Siteimprove Academy

Bowdoin employees may request access to Siteimprove Academy, learning modules designed for content creators, webmasters, and developers. Courses are geared toward both broader understanding of accessibility concepts as well as specific applications to the Siteimprove tool used to monitor the website.

Accessibility Fundamentals for the Web (5 Modules)