[Athen] Technology Accessibility Policy?

Kara Zirkle kzirkle1 at gmu.edu
Wed Dec 2 09:47:59 PST 2015

Here are the policies specifically focusing on accessibility at Mason:

1307 is Procurement which includes accessibility
1308 is specific to accessibility only and mentions procurement

Mason's Accessibility Standards
The procurement, development, maintenance, and/or implementation of electronic and information technology will conform to the accessibility standards specified in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and WCAG 2.0, appropriately tailored to the specific circumstances of the University.
University Policies
* Policy 1201: Non-Discrimination Policy<http://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/non-discrimination-policy/>
* Policy 1203: Non-Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation on the Basis of Disability<http://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/non-discrimination-and-reasonable-accommodation-on-the-basis-of-disability/>
* Policy 1307: Procurement and/or Development of Administrative Systems/Applications<http://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/procurement-andor-development-of-administrative-systemsapplications/>
* Policy 1308: University Information Technology Accessibility<http://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/university-information-technology-accessibility/>

Kara Zirkle
IT Accessibility Coordinator
Direct Phone: 703-993-9815
Main Line: 703-993-4329
Web: ati.gmu.edu
Twitter: @AccessibleMason

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jiatyan Chen
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2015 12:24 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: [Athen] Technology Accessibility Policy?

On 2015 Nov 30, at 08:34, Fontaine, Paul <fontainep at cua.edu<mailto:fontainep at cua.edu>> wrote:

In my last post I asked for information about "Assistive Technology Policy". What I really meant was a "Technology Accessibility Policy. " In other words, a policy about the accessibility of IT systems, Web resources, on-line coursework, Blackboard etc. of University resources.

Will this work?

The discussion on the Educause ITACCESS list gravitated towards a short 10K feet policy, and point to supporting documents for technical standards and implementation. Reason being the reason why we do it will stay the same while the methods might change, and that it takes a lot of effort & people to get policies approved.

Jiatyan Chen
Online Accessibility Program Manager
Office of Public Affairs
Stanford University

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