Web Accessibility

Binghamton’s commitment to website accessibility

WCAG 2.0 standards guide Binghamton University's commitment to the ideal of universal web accessibility. The University strives to provide an accessible website experience with full access to its content for all University constituents and visitors. Every effort has been made to make these pages as accessible as possible in accordance with the applicable state and federal guidelines (see NYS-P08-005).

Web content accessibility standards

To make it easier for Binghamton site editors to create accessible websites, the University provides web templates that meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Conformance Level AA guidelines.. Site editors need to do their part by making sure the content they add to those page templates also conforms to accessibility guidelines. Accessibility training is provided and mandatory for all editors to maintain their access to the website editing software.

Maintaining website accessibility involves you!

Maintaining WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards over time depends upon you, the web editor. The University's website is comprised of thousands of sub-sites that are managed and maintained by individual departments or sponsoring organizations. The best way to address web accessibility issues is to contact the owner of the website directly. You can also use our online form to report any concerns and we will follow up with you.

Report a Web Accessibility Concern

Accessibility aids: plug-ins and file viewers

All applets, plug-ins or other applications required by webpages that are not included on the specific page are found as links from this page.

The links below are to third-party products not created by Binghamton University. Binghamton University does not endorse any of these products — they are listed below for your convenience. Address questions about the particular plug-in or file viewer to its respective vendor.

Adobe Acrobat

Use Adobe Acrobat to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Adobe Flash Player

Files with this extension (SWF) require the Adobe Flash Player.

Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Silverlight)

Microsoft offers file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS-Office or have another version of MS-Office to open and view MS-Office files.


Zip files are single files, sometimes called "archives", that contain one or more compressed files. Files with this extension (.zip) require the WinZip, to open and extract them.