Digital Accessibility Policy

Harvard LibGuide owners must be sure their LibGuides comply with the Harvard University Digital Accessibility Policy

LibGuides that are created or undergo substantial revisions or redesign on or after 12/1/2019 are expected to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.1, Level AA Conformance ("WCAG 2.1 AA).

Following the practices outlined below will help bring your LibGuides into compliance and also ensure that people who use screen readers or other assistive technologies will have an equitable experience of your content.

Where to start

An audit of Harvard LibGuides identified the most common accessibility issues that may need to be addressed. LibGuide owners should review their guides to confirm that they: 


Guide owners should also be sure that they:


Revise strategically

  • Prioritize work on your most heavily-used guides by looking at usage statistics
  • Temporarily "unpublish" guides that need revision until you can work on them 


Test Your Guide



Contact the User Research Center