Definitions Used in this Policy

Accessible: EITC that can be equally accessed and independently used by individuals with disabilities. Accessible EITC enables disabled individuals to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as individuals without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use, using reasonable accommodations when necessary.

Archived: A web page or electronic resource that is no longer available online but is still subject to the applicable records retention requirement under University policy.

Controlled Website: Content that is not public facing is termed “controlled” content, and encompasses content where authentication or authorization is required for access.

Electronic information technology and communication (EITC): EITC includes, but is not limited to, any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of electronic or digital data or information, such as: web sites, course and instructional materials (Word documents, PDF documents, Power Point presentations, video, podcasts, etc.), courseware, software, other classroom technologies, content management systems, search engines and databases, registration and grades, financial and human resource management systems, telecommunications, and emerging technologies.

Electronic Information Technology and Communication Coordinator: The position responsible for EIT Accessibility coordination and compliance at the University of Florida.

Employee: Any person employed by the University, including (but not limited to) faculty, administrative professionals, state classified, student employees and temporary employees. Volunteers are not employees but are responsible to adhere to the University's policies and procedures.

Equally effective: An alternative format or medium that communicates the same information in as timely a fashion as does the original format or medium. For interactive or service pages, equally effective means the end result (e.g., registration) is accomplished in a comparable time and with comparable effort on the part of the requestor.

Public-facing content: Any content that is intended for access by the general public without restrictions.