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Digital Accessibility Concern

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What is a digital accessibility concern?

A digital accessibility concern is a barrier that makes it difficult for a website or digital tool/technology to be navigated and used by users with disabilities. These disabilities might include blindness/low vision, deafness/hearing loss, neurological/cognitive limitations, limited movement and other impairments. Accessibility concerns are present if digital content is not accessible for those using assistive technologies to access it.

Examples of Digital Accessibility Concerns

  • Images or buttons without text alternatives
  • Insufficient color contrast
  • Missing WAI-ARIA attributes
  • Links without text alternatives
  • Non-accessible forms or documents
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How to report a digital accessibility issue

Complete an Accessibility Report Form

You can use the form to report an issue or to provide any feedback.

Report an Issue

Learn more about this issue

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will see my report?

The feedback provided in your form will be reviewed by Northwestern's Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance

What will happen to me after I report?

You are not required to identify yourself in the Accessibility Report form.

However, if you provide your name and email address in the form, the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance will follow up with you.

Know your rights: Northwestern's Non-Retaliation Policy

Northwestern's Policy on Non-Retaliation strictly prohibits retaliation against any member of its community for reporting or inquiring in good faith about suspected wrongful or unlawful activity, or participating in an investigation or proceeding related to such activity. The University considers such actions to be protected activities in which all members may freely engage without worry of negative consequences.