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Accessibility of Information Technology and Digital Content
This policy and the College's Standards for the Accessibility of Information Technology and Digital Content, reflects Fort Lewis College's commitment to providing access to information technology and digital content to all FLC students, employees and the general public regardless of disability.
October 21, 2015
October 21, 2015
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Reason for Policy
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, require that higher education institutions afford all qualified individuals with equal access to programs, services and activities, and effectively communicate with individuals with disabilities.
In addition to supporting the mission of the College and complying with applicable federal and state laws, the College recognizes its responsibility to make every member of the College community aware of and responsive to the particular needs of people with disabilities. Therefore, Fort Lewis College is committed to ensuring equal access to information, programs, services and activities through its information technologies and digital content to all FLC students, employees and the general public regardless of disabilities.
For following policy: All Fort Lewis College employees
For enforcement of policy: President or designee(s)
For oversight of policy: President or designee(s)
For notification of policy: Policy Librarian
For procedures implementing policy: Information Technology and Digital Accessibility Review Committee and Vice Presidents
Accessible: means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. Staat, D. (2013, February 28). South Carolina Technical College System OCR Compliance Review No. 11-11-6002. Retrieved January 15, 2015, from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/investigations/11116002-b.html
Digital Content: any type of content (e.g. text, audio, video, images) that exists in the form of digital data.
Fundamental Alteration: means alteration of the essential purpose of the program or service, or any of its components.
Information Technology: means any electronic system or equipment, and content contained therein, used to create, convert, communicate, or duplicate data or information. The intent of this definition is to capture an inclusive spectrum of current and emerging technology. Examples include: websites, email, text messages, social media sites, mobile applications.
Standards for the Accessibility of Information Technology and Digital Content: a document that will establish the official Fort Lewis College standards and implementation plan for the accessibility of information technology and digital content in accordance with, and as a supplement to, the Policy for Accessibility of Information Technology and Digital Content.
Undue Financial and Administrative Burden: means significant difficulty or expense. The College must consider all resources available at the institution level when reviewing claims of undue financial and administrative burdens. A comprehensive analysis of the situation and sufficient documentation must be provided for consideration to invoke undue financial and administrative burdens.