Digital Accessibility

We believe a diverse and inclusive learning community strengthens our entire university and enriches learning, scholarship, and the communities we serve.  As such, the University of Pittsburgh is committed to ensuring equal access to all to all members of our community. 

There are approximately 34,000 students, 5,000 faculty, and 7,000 staff at the University of Pittsburgh.  Our mission is to create a digital environment that they can all freely, independently, and easily access.  

The digital accessibility team, along with a team of professionals from across the University, is responsible for coordinating and reviewing the compliance program related to the EIT Accessibility Policy as well as providing training and support to meet the goals of that policy. 

Ally Pilot

We’re excited to announce a new tool we are piloting in CourseWeb called Ally. We think Ally can help can help make Pitt a more diverse and inclusive learning community.  Learn more about the Ally Pilot and express interest interest in participating through the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Core Knowledge

Learn about the big ideas in digital accessibility.  Explore common mistakes that create barriers to access for people with disabilities and high-level strategies for inclusion.  

Siteimprove

Siteimprove is a cloud-based software that crawls websites and reports back on accessibility issues based on the Web Content and Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, levels A, AA, and AAA and quality assurance issues such as broken links and potential misspellings.  The University has procured an enterprise license for all University websites and all employees.  Learn more about accessing and using Siteimprove. 

Report a Barrier

The University is committed to providing an environment free from barriers.   Use the form to notify the University of any accessibility barriers you encounter so we can assess the issue and promptly respond to the problem.