Understand Your Duty to Make Technology Accessible

Risk Research Bulletin | September 2020 | 0 Comments  Average 5 out of 5

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Is all of the electronic information technology (EIT) on your campus accessible to students with disabilities? For most institutions, the answer is no. New technology is appearing on campus faster than the disability office can respond. However, it is your college or university's legal responsibility under the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure that students with disabilities can have full use of electronic information, such as institution webpages. This responsibility is critical as increasingly more of a student’s day revolves around technology, whether they are doing homework on a laptop, watching a video in class, accessing a professor’s notes on a learning management system, or taking a course online. If this technology is not accessible, students with disabilities are denied important educational tools and opportunities.

This guide is intended to help college administrators, risk managers, and EIT coordinators better understand EIT accessibility. It provides recommendations for writing EIT accessibility policies, implementation plans, and guidelines.


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