UED3在线 (“the College”) is committed to supporting an online environment that provides all individuals, 包括残疾人士, with an equal opportunity to participate in the College’s 项目, 好处, 和服务. The College’s commitment to digital accessibility is grounded not only in principles of equity and inclusion, but also in the knowledge that accessible digital content generally enhances usability for everyone. Carrying out this policy is the responsibility of all college administrators, faculty, and staff.
All content and aspects of the College’s websites should conform to 数字可访问性标准, except where an individual or committee 设计ated by the College President determines that doing so would represent an 过度的负担 or 根本性的改变. In such cases, the College will provide 同样有效的替代访问 as defined below.
All personnel who are involved in the procurement, preparation and maintenance of the College’s websites and digital resources, services and plat形式 are expected to implement measures to advance this policy. This includes incorporating accessibility into development roadmaps; planning for compliance in the project planning, 设计, and proposal stages; expecting that vendors’ services comply with the 数字可访问性标准; and testing for accessibility before publication or launch.
The College will provide a mechanism for users to inform the College of accessibility issues they encounter while using the College’s websites. The College will work to resolve reported issues as quickly as possible.
可访问的 means that individuals with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, 参与相同的互动, and enjoy the same services within the same timeframe as individuals without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease and effectiveness of use.
内容 should be construed broadly to include anything on the College’s websites 包括, 但不限于, audio, video, 图片, 表, 形式, 文档(任何格式。, 包括 .多克斯和 .pdf)和html.
College websites mean any website under College control providing content and functionality for the College's 项目 or services, 包括 all subordinate and intranet pages and sites and web-based interfaces to applications, 是否发达, 维护, or offered in-house or through third parties. This definition does not include sites that are independent of the College and do not provide College 项目 or services (such as sites that are linked to from the College’s websites) or personal sites that are individually managed by faculty or students.
The College has adopted the most current version of World Wide Web Consortium’s Web 内容 Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2, Level AA as its standard for digital accessibility. The College will routinely review the policy as standards evolve.
在本政策中使用, 同样有效的替代访问 means an alternative format, 媒介, or other aid that provides timely access to and accurately communicates the same content as the original format or 媒介, and which is appropriate to an individual's disability. To provide equally effective alternative access, the College need not ensure that individuals with disabilities achieve the identical result or level of achievement as individuals without disabilities, but the College must provide appropriate auxiliary aids 和服务 as necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to obtain the same result, 获得同样的好处, 或者达到同样的成就水平, in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.
A 根本性的改变 is a change to the College's services, 项目, 或活动 that fundamentally alters the nature of the services, 项目, 或活动, 包括学术课程和技术. A determination of what constitutes a 根本性的改变 may be made only by an individual or committee 设计ated by the College President.
An 过度的负担 is a proposed course of action that would result in a significant financial and administrative burden. Because an institution must consider all resources available when reviewing claims of 过度的负担, the determination of what constitutes an 过度的负担 may only be made by an individual or committee 设计ated by the College President. In situations where an undue burden has been documented, the College will provide 同样有效的替代访问.