Policy Standards and Procurement

EIT Accessibility Policy

Utah Valley University’s mission is to provide access to higher education through a variety of modalities, including the use of technology. Given the institution's focus in inclusion, this access must extend to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. As educational technologies evolve, from websites to distance education, UVU seeks to provide equal access to all university programs, services, and activities provided through electronic and information technology (EIT).

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EIT Accessibility Standards

The following standards establish accessibility requirements necessary to meet these goals. In our mission to provide accessible EIT across campus, UVU will align with the recommendations in Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 (as revised). We therefore strive to meet the standards and guidelines outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA, for all web-based EIT. For all non-web-based EIT, UVU will follow the Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technology (WCAG2ICT), Level AA.

Procurement

Accessibility and Procurement

In order to establish an accessible technology environment, procurement of accessible technology moving forward is essential. Individuals involved in procuring EIT should include accessibility in the decision-making process and should understand that EIT procurement and decision-making have a direct and significant impact on individuals with a variety of disabilities.  

The Purchasing Workflow for Accessible EIT  will assist faculty and staff involved in the procurement process to include accessibility from the beginning of the selection process. To request an accessibility review of technology you are considering for purchase, please click the button below. 

 

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