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Accessibility Policy

This policy provides guidelines for developing and creating web content that complies with the web accessibility standards outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, §1194.22.

Creighton University is committed to making the University web accessible to those with functional impairments in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. The Internet often serves as a key to accessing University information, programs or activities. As such, University websites must be accessible for all users.

Scope

This policy applies to all departments and covers both web sites and systems created by in-house developers (programmers) and purchased vendor products, unless there is no viable alternative to the purchased vendor products.
Procedures

All websites that represent Creighton University or are hosted on Creighton University web servers must comply with minimum accessibility standards.

Websites for CU colleges, selected departments, service and administrative units, institutes, laboratories and bureaus must:

  • Meet current web accessibility standards.
  • Be functional in all 4.x+ and text-only browsers. Users must be able to navigate the website, view information, and print web pages regardless of the type of browser used with the exception of web-based applications where no viable alternative exists.
  • Be functional with or without client-side scripting languages and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) with the exception of web-based applications where no viable alternative exists.

Websites for departments, CU committees, organizations, and student groups (including course websites, personal websites that contain course information, CU sponsored conference, symposia, and exhibition websites) must:

  • Demonstrate good faith effort to meet accessibility standards and provide information in an alternative format as needed and when requested;
  • Demonstrate good faith effort to make website functional in all 4.x & 5.x and text-only browsers.

All sites being redesigned, rewritten or migrating to new web servers will be audited and evaluated for ADA 508 Priority 1 compliance.

Administration and Interpretations

Questions regarding this policy should be addressed to the Chief Information Technology Officer.

Information about the laws and regulations in the United States as well as internationally may be found at webaim.org/coordination/law/.