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IT Accessibility Compliance

ITCS is committed to providing accessible technology and educational resources. Computer labs, learning platforms, web pages, multimedia content and applications should be accessible to everyone including individuals with disabilities. ITCS works to comply with accessibility standards, to enable all users to fully participate. By establishing an accessibility and compliance program and keeping up to date with current trends in educational technology, learning platforms and web development, East Carolina University is addressing the needs of all students, faculty and staff to ensure access.

Visit the Web Standards and Responsibilities page and IT Accessibility service catalog category for resources to assist you in creating accessible content based on the newly-adopted WCAG 2.0 - Level AA accessibility standards.

Summary of Approved Changes to the Web Regulation

http://www.ecu.edu/prr/08/05/06


Current wording of Section 2.1 Accessibility:

ECU requires web authors of both official and unofficial faculty and staff web sites at "ecu.edu" to comply with accessibility requirements mandated by federal and state law. Such requirements include but are not limited to adherence to Section 508. Accordingly, ECU web resources will be accessible to persons with disabilities, where feasible, or a reasonable accommodation will be offered to qualified persons such as providing alternative formats or auxiliary aids and/or making adjustments.

Suggested Changes to Section 2.1 Accessibility

ECU requires web authors of both official and unofficial faculty and staff web sites at "ecu.edu" to comply with accessibility requirements mandated by federal and state law. Accordingly, the university has adopted Web Accessibility Standards based on the Section 508 and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. By adhering to these guidelines, ECU web resources will be accessible to persons with disabilities, where feasible, or a reasonable accommodation will be offered to qualified persons such as providing alternative formats or auxiliary aids and/or making adjustments.