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Web Accessibility at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is committed to making our technology accessible to all people.

Web accessibility is a shared, continuous responsibility for members of the Penn community involved in the development, creation, publishing, or sharing of digital resources.

Penn websites and content are accessed and used by diverse people within the U.S. and around the world. Some users have visual, hearing, or cognitive impairments that create challenges in accessing website content, and require the use of assistive technologies, such as screen readers and text-only browsers. Other users of Penn websites may be using outmoded technology, or have very slow connection speeds. As such, it is imperative that Penn ensures its online presence and content remain accessible to the widest array of users. 

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Recent News

Update on captioning tools/services

We are happy to announce that closed captioning is available on Penn's instances of Zoom, Teams, BlueJeans, and BlueJeans

2021 IT Staff Convention

Penn's 15th IT Staff Convention will be taking place on Wednesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Welcome to the new Accessibility Website!

In our continued effort to make Penn a more digitally inclusive environment, the Accessibility team has been hard at work

Upcoming Events

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Virtual - Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:00-5:00 PM

Currently remote! Any Penn constituent is encouraged to utilize Office Hours to check in, get help, or guidance.

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A group of IT professionals from across the University met online weekly last summer for a deep Zoom-dive into web accessi

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Leveraging Drupal and Pantheon, ISC is creating a base install for anyone on campus to use to kick start their web project