Our Commitment to Accessibility

Princeton University Press’s primary mission is to bring scholarly ideas to the world. We embrace the highest standards of inclusivity and diversity in our publishing. As part of our mission, PUP is actively making our content in all formats as accessible as possible to the widest possible audience, including people with print disabilities.

We guide ourselves by the standards and specifications defined by W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, including W3C’s EPUB 3.3 Recommendation and W3C’s EPUB 1.1 Conformance and Discoverability Requirements. These in turn lead to conformance with the following regulations:

We strive to ensure that our published works follow these principles:

  • Content is structured in a clear, coherent reading order and semantically tagged for easy and logical navigation.
  • Color when used is high contrast for easy readability.
  • MathML is used for equations, which renders them readable by assistive technology.
  • Passages are tagged in non-English languages so that screen readers can pronounce them properly.
  • We are working to include both alternative text (alt text) for images and accessibility information in our metadata. 

Princeton University Press has signalled its ongoing commitment to accessibility by signing the Publishing Accessibility Action Group UK (PAAG) and Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) charters.

ebook Conversions

For all ebook conversions, we proudly work with vendors who are accredited by Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible program.

Starting in 2023, we check that our EPUBs meet accessibility requirements with Ace Accessibility Checker from the DAISY Consortium.

By July 2024, we intend to provide accessibility metadata from ONIX Code List 196 to our ONIX recipient partners.

Alternative Formats

Princeton University Press partners with several organizations to provide accessibility to our titles for students with visual impairment, as well as for students with physical or learning disabilities.


Website Accessibility Tools

Princeton University Press partners with Princeton University to utilize the Editoria11y Drupal accessibility module and DubBot website accessibility checker. The Press also employs other various development and accessibility tools and techniques to ensure alignment with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA.

Contact Us

This work is ongoing. We welcome your feedback at

Last updated and effective as of May 10, 2024