University Policies and Initiatives
The Office of the Provost has circulated draft policies and procedures among faculty, students and staff representatives. The following action items are a result of this initial University-wide conversation. Read the Provost's message.
- All instructors and other owners of course and other official electronic University data (personal web pages are not included) should familiarize themselves with the University's Guidelines for Accessible Electronic Content. They are urged to make new electronic content under Type 1 and Type 2 (where appropriate) of the Electronic Content Chart comply with the University's accessibility standards.
- A series of open meetings and presentations are being held on campus to increase
awareness about the necessity of accessible electronic content, to answer
questions about the University's accessibility implementation plan, and to
make the campus community aware of accessibility-related support services.
- Ongoing training, through ITS Teaching and Learning, is being offered.
- Academic support systems and other electronic data that are not course-specific
are being identified, prioritized and evaluated for accessibility in an ongoing effort. Timelines
for bringing the systems into compliance have been generated by the appropriate
campus organizations at the request of the Office of the Provost.