Purpose:

This policy establishes standards for Electronic Information Technology (EIT) accessibility in compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations and laws. The University of Florida is committed to providing equal access to its services, programs, and activities for all users.  An accessible EIT environment enhances usability for everyone.

Scope:

This policy applies to all EIT acquired, developed, distributed, used, purchased or implemented by or for the University and used to provide University programs, services, or activities.  This includes, but is not limited to, all EIT related to University business, academic and outreach, including web pages that represent the University, electronic documents and any multimedia created or obtained.

Policy:

The University adopts the World Wide Web Consortium’s standard: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.0, AA conformance level as the minimum accessibility standard for all EIT, and Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT). In addition, all EIT shall comply with federal and state laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, and Sections 504 and 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, as amended.

More information on this policy may be found on the Web Services Accessibility Recommendations page.