DoIT 03 03 - Web Accessibility
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Effective date: March 2003; Revised dates: July 14, 2008, October 9, 2009
The World Wide Web is a major source of information for the faculty, staff and students of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Because the university is engaged in Web page and Web site development, this policy establishes standards for Web page accessibility.
The university is committed to providing equal access to Web-based information in its programs and services in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All official university Web pages associated with university administration, services, courses of instruction, programs and activities must conform to the Web accessibility standards and requirements listed below.
Official university Web pages: any university administrative or academic Web pages that are utilized for the transmission or receipt of official university material or information.
University Web manager: anyone who develops or manages official university Web pages including but not limited to faculty, staff, students, volunteers and outside contractors.
Development of all official university Web pages must include reasonable efforts to conform to the accessibility standards required under the above referenced laws. (Those standards now are the Federal Access Board’s Electronic and Information Accessibility Standards: 36 CFR Part 1194.)
Development of all official university Web pages must include reasonable efforts to make the sites functional and usable for persons with disabilities.
Development of all official university Web pages should include a good faith effort to select linked sites which are accessible.
An official university Web page that is not accessible under the federal standards may be given an exemption provided that it meets one or more of the criteria listed below:
Compliance is not reasonably attainable with current technology,
VI. Range of disciplinary sanctions
If no correction or exemption is undertaken, the Web Information Coordinator may be disciplined according to regular university policies.
Updated: Friday, December 4, 2009
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