IT Accessibility Services and Resources

ECU is committed to a high standard of accessibility compliance

East Carolina University is committed to providing technology and educational resources, such as applications, computer labs, learning platforms, web pages and multimedia content, that comply with accessibility standards so all users can fully participate in our mission of learning, service and research.

By establishing an IT accessibility and compliance program and keeping up to date with current trends in educational technology and web development, ECU is addressing needs to ensure access. Further, we have formalized this commitment with the Information Technology Accessibility regulation approved September 2017.

The Department for Disability Support Services, ITCS and the IT Accessibility Committee have worked in partnership to research standard practices and compliance resources which we present here to assist you in creating accessible content.



While ensuring IT accessibility at ECU is a process, we have divided it into categories for your convenience:

  1. Web Publishing Standards
  2. Software Reviews
  3. Accessible Course Content
  4. Accessible Email Announcements
  5. Video Captioning Requirements

If you have questions or need assistance please submit the IT Accessibility Consultation request to schedule an IT Accessibility Consultation or contact the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 | 800.340.7081.

ITCS Information Security Launches Online Training for Faculty and Staff

ITCS Information Security launched its Employee Best Practices in Information Security awareness training earlier today through an auto-generated Cornerstone email from This launch was first announced in the February 2, ECU Official memo from Chief Information Security Officer, Jack McCoy, and explained that all faculty and staff have been automatically enrolled in the training and that subsequent announcements would notify users when the training became available.

There has been some concern expressed regarding the legitimacy and formatting of this morning’s message, and we apologize for any confusion this message may have caused.

Additionally, we include browser recommendations and a four-step login process here for those who may have never accessed Cornerstone or had difficulty loading the training module earlier due to a browser incompatibility.

Get Started with Cornerstone

Open the appropriate browser for your operating system, then follow these four steps to log in to Cornerstone.

  • Windows: Internet Explorer
  • Mac: Firefox
  1. Navigate to
  2. Click the Faculty/Staff Login button. The ECU login page opens.
  3. Type in your PirateID and passphrase and press Sign In. Your Cornerstone dashboard opens.
  4. From the My Training section, click the Launch button beside the Employee Best Practices in Information Security title.

If, at any time, assistance is required, users should call the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 | 800.340.7081.