Purpose:

This policy establishes standards for Electronic Information Technology and Communication Accessibility (EITCA) 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. Including but not limited to, all EITCA 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 2.1, AA conformance level as the minimum accessibility standard for all EITCA, and Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.1 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT). Also, all EITCA 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.

Responsibilities:

  1. Information Security Administrators (ISAs) are responsible for ensuring their unit conducts Electronic Information Technology and Communication Accessibility assessments on information systems to verify compliance with the EITCA policy and adherence to current EITCA Policy standards.
  2. Information Security Managers (ISMs) are responsible for assessing compliance with standards and resolving any existing issues.
  3. Information System Owners (ISOs) are responsible for ensuring information systems under their control are assessed for EITCA Policy standards compliance, and identified issues are resolved or mitigated to the highest level possible.
  4. The Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), or designee, is responsible for specifying the EITCA Policy's standards.

Authority:

UF-1.0102: Policies on Information Technology and Security

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA, as amended

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 504 and 508, as amended