Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility

Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility

SUNY Delhi's Commitment to Accessibility

SUNY Delhi is committed to Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility to ensure appropriate campus commitment to support equal and integrated access to all of its programs, services, and activities, particularly for individuals with disabilities, especially in the realm of electronic and information technologies. We strive to make our campus and resources accessible to all users, regardless of technology or ability, in accordance with Section 508 Guidelines of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act, and Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

SUNY Delhi's EIT Plan

Based on the standards addressed in the SUNY Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Policy that requires system administration and all SUNY campuses to develop, purchase, host, and/or acquire, to the extent feasible, web pages, websites, hardware and software products and services that are accessible to persons with disabilities.

SUNY Delhi has completed the following requirements of the EIT Policy:

  • SUNY Delhi has appointed an EIT Accessibility Officer overseeing the development of an Accessibility Plan.
  • SUNY Delhi created an EIT Liaisons Committee to support and further the development of the Accessibility Plan addressing the standards and utilizing the EIT templates created by SUNY.
  • Working groups are currently engaged in creating plans that adhere to the core elements of the accessibility plans and standards guidance as provided by the SUNY EIT policy.
  • SUNY Delhi EIT Plan was submitted and approved by SUNY.

EIT Accessibility Standards baselines for compliance:

  • Websites and Software: Web Accessibility Standards (WAS)
  • Digital Content: Digital Content Accessibility Standards (DCAS)
  • Classroom Technology & Design: Classroom Accessibility Standards (CAS)
  • Libraries: Library Accessibility Guidelines (LAG)
  • Procurement: Procurement Accessibility Conformance Standards (PACS)

Minimum core elements of each Accessibility Plan should be as follows:

  • Authority and Responsibility: An assignment of roles, authority, responsibility and accountability for achieving policy compliance.
  • Awareness Raising: A campaign to communicate EIT accessibility across all campus divisions and departments.
  • Design: A comprehensive approach to ingrain accessibility into the creation of web and technology resources.
  • Procurement: A procedure to include accessibility as a requirement within purchasing processes, including centralized and decentralized purchasing activities.
  • Monitoring Compliance: A means for monitoring compliance with any standards listed in this document.
  • Training: A method for training all University personnel who develop, select, purchase and maintain electronic and information technologies.

 Resources

To file a formal accessibility complaint, please contact:

Diane Hanna
Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action
hannadr@delhi.edu
607-746-4430