Digital Accessibility

Website Accessibility

In order to ensure equal access to information for the broadest possible audience, Elon University websites strive to be compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These standards have been created as part of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), a working group of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to ensure that web content is accessible to everyone.

All University website developers and content editors are responsible seeking compliance with WCAG 2.1.

Report a Website Accessibility Issue

Course Accessibility

Elon University Faculty should consult with Teaching and Learning Technologies to ensure accessibility of online course materials such as Moodle. Faculty can learn more about accessibility in Moodle in the IT Knowledge-base, or visit the Moodle Accessibility Toolkit for Instructors.

Report a Course-Related Digital Accessibility Issue

Document Accessibility

When posting digital documents and files on publicly facing websites, it is important that these documents are fully accessible at the same level required for websites, therefore using HTML to post all content is highly recommended. If a downloadable file is necessary, it is the responsibility of the content creator to ensure these files are fully accessible. The same applies for documents/PDFs/graphics being sent via email. Below are some resources that can help:

Campus Resources

Student Accommodations

The Office of Disabilities Resources provides support to a diverse population of students with disabilities, providing them with appropriate and equal access to the University’s curricula, buildings, programs, and other services.

Employee Accommodations

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities act, the Office of Human Resources facilitates reasonable accommodation needs for employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential duties of their position.

Prospective Employee Accommodations

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants. If you need an accommodation to participate in the employment application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (336) 278-5560 or email at

Elon Community Accessibility Team

In Spring 2020, President Book approved the creation of the Elon Community Accessibility Team (ECAT), establishing a strategic partnership between Elon University and the Town of Elon in their endeavor to advance policies and practices that lead to greater access, equity and treatment for a truer shared community. Building on the work of the university’s Office of Disabilities Resources and Advocates for the Differently-Abled Employee Resource Group, ECAT’s work spans three areas: education and training, compliance and advocacy.