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, all College websites and web applications shall adhere to AA-level standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). See the Website Accessibility Policy for more details.

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

General Website 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)


Bowdoin employees may request access to Siteimprove's course catalog through Frontier, which includes learning modules designed for content creators, designers, 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.

Please contact Sophaktra Heng if you have any issues accessing these training modules.

Accessibility for Content Contributors (1 hour)

Accessibility for Documents (1 hour)


Please log in to CampusGroups to see the latest digital accessibility trainings offered by Academic Technology and Consulting. Current course offerings include:

  • Introduction to Online Accessibility
  • Creating Accessible Documents
  • Creating Accessible Slides in PowerPoint
  • Accessibility in Canvas

Upcoming Trainings



If you have any questions about website accessibility, please contact Jen Swanda or Sophaktra Heng. For digital accessibility training information, contact Juli Haugen.