Accessibility

Harvard Divinity School is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible environment. During the time we are teaching and learning remotely, it’s more important than ever that we keep this commitment, especially in the context of technology such as Zoom meetings and other online resources. 

Here are some specific resources for online teaching and learning.

Creating Accessible Course Materials

Digital Accessibility at Harvard includes numerous guides for improving the accessibility of your documents, slides, and videos, as well as options for obtaining help from Harvard Digital Accessibility Services (DAS) staff.   

Course Tool Accessibility

  • Zoom accessibility – a guide to Zoom’s accessibility settings, navigating Zoom with your keyboard, and support for screen readers
  • Canvas accessibility – information on Canvas’s screen reader support, keyboard shortcuts, and other accessibility features
  • Panopto accessibility – information on Panopto's accessibility features that allows users to easily navigate and read the Panopto web interface

Requesting Accommodations

Harvard Divinity School’s Office of Student Life works to ensure that students with disabilities may access and participate in the array of academic, cultural, and community activities available at the school and in the wider Harvard community. To request an accommodation, students should begin by registering with the HDS Office of Student Life. For detailed instructions, please see Accessibility on the main HDS website.

To report an accessibility issue with any public Harvard website or application, please visit the Harvard University Digital Accessibility Policy and select "Report an Accessibility Concern."