Remediation is the process of removing barriers from existing digital information.

Digital information needs to remediation when it is not designed according to the criteria of Rice’s standard, the WCAG 2.1, A-AA.


Some common examples of digital information that require remediation include:

  • PDFs with no tags or that are poorly tagged.
  • Web pages without semantic headings, lists, and alt text.
  • Videos with no captions or with unintelligible captions.
  • Charts that depend exclusively on color to show meaning.
  • An application that is not operable with a keyboard only.
  • PowerPoint presentations with no logical reading order.
  • Fillable forms with missing input labels and descriptions.
  • Web pages with moving content that cannot be turned off.
  • Content that flashes rapidly.

Note that many of the same techniques involved in accessible design can be applied while remediating.For more information about accessible techniques with specific authoring tools, see the Access Guides.


If you believe there are circumstances that prevent you from successfully remediating your digital information, then you can request an exception by sending an email to the Digital Information Accessibility Steering Committee at

See Rice Policy 851 for more details.