Digital Accessibility

Digital Accessibility Statement

In furtherance of its unifying value of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the University of Southern California is committed to making its digital environment and content accessible to individuals with disabilities so that they have access to the university’s programs.  Should you encounter an accessibility barrier that prevents your access to a program or service, please contact or use the Report an Accessibility Barrier page.

What makes a digital resource “accessible”?

“Accessible” means that a person with a disability can acquire information, engage in interactions, and enjoy services in an equal and integrated manner.  

Digital resources are any hardware, software, product, content, or application being created, utilized, or stored. This includes, but is not limited to, web sites and web applications, software and operating systems, mobile apps, online course materials, digital signage and kiosks, and digital content including animations, audio, video, images, and electronic documents.

Our measures

USC’s preferred digital accessibility standard is WCAG 2.1 AA. USC is committed to digital accessibility and continues to focus on the following measures to create an inclusive culture.

Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.

Integrate accessibility into our procurement.

Appoint an accessibility coordinator.

Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.

Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.

Resources for creating digital content

Building accessible websites

Key principles and industry standards of accessible web design.

Creating accessible content

Best practices for creating digital content for websites, PDFs, PowerPoints, and Word documents.

Inclusive design for social media

Why accessibility matters in social media and tips for creating more inclusive content.

Request a consultation

The Office of Institutional Accessibility collaborates with campus partners to provide education and outreach throughout campus. We would be happy to work with you to design a training to meet your needs or provide a consultation.