ITS

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Policy

Title: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Policy
Policy Owner: Information Technology Services
Applies to: Faculty, Staff, Students
Campus Applicability: Storrs and Regional Campuses
Effective Date: July 24, 2019
For More Information, Contact Information Technology Services-IT Accessibility Coordinator
Contact Information: itaccessibility@uconn.edu; (860) 486-9193
Official Website: accessibility.its.uconn.edu

Background and Reason for the Policy: The University of Connecticut is committed to accessibility of its digital information, communication, content, and technology for people with disabilities, in accordance with federal and state laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the State of Connecticut’s Universal Website Accessibility Policy for State Websites.

Policy Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to set expectations that digital information, communication, content, and technology be designed, developed, and procured to be accessible to people with disabilities.

Policy Applicability: This policy extends to the procurement, development, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of the University’s information and communication technologies at Storrs and Regional Campuses.

Policy Statement: The University of Connecticut is committed to achieving equal opportunity to its educational and administrative services, programs, and activities in accordance with federal and state law.  Providing an accessible information, communication, content, and technology experience for people with disabilities is the responsibility of all University administrators, faculty, staff, students and those who maintain externally facing University websites.

Procedures: See Procedures (https://accessibility.its.uconn.edu/ict-policy-procedures/).  Any issues or questions should be addressed to ITAccessibility@uconn.edu.

Exceptions: Requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted to the IT Accessibility Coordinator. Individuals requesting an exception must provide a plan that would provide equally effective alternative access, unless such an alternative is not possible due to technological constraints or if the intended purpose of the technology (e.g., virtual reality goggles) at issue does not allow for an alternative

Policy History:

Adopted 07/24/2019 [Approved by the President’s Cabinet]