Web Accessibility Statement

Web Accessibility Statement

Rationale

The University of Iowa is committed to providing equal access to information, programs, and activities through its technologies, web pages, services and resources. UI official web pages are to be created and maintained as accessible by current standards defined in appendix A, UI Accessibility Standards and Resources. Official UI web pages include all pages, sites, and applications used to conduct university business or academic activities. They do not include personal pages published by students, employees or non-university organizations that are hosted on campus but are not used to conduct university business or activities.

Implementation

As of July 1, 2011, all new web pages, new applications, or revisions to existing pages or applications are subject to this policy. By July 1, 2011, each unit managing web resources is expected to have completed an assessment of its current resources, and made a remediation plan.

Affected Pages

Pages should be identified for replacement or remediation per the following schedule:

  • Accommodation requests (upon request)
  • The top 20% most active non-compliant pages annually.
  • Resources describing participation, funding, disibility-related services, and  key topics directly and specifically affecting people with disabilities.

Contact

For more information on web accessibility efforts, please contact Hayley Yearian [Hayley-yearian@uiowa.edu]

Accessibility Standards at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa web standard is defined as compliance with the most current version of World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, level AA.

(See http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php)

The UI Web Accessibility Technical Standards Committee is a standing committee tasked with facilitating best accessibility practices at Iowa.  The UI Web Accessibility Technical Standards Committee plays the following roles:

  • Advise on policy implementation
  • Advise on technical priorities and goals of the web accessibility project
  • Assist in measuring and monitoring progress of web accessibility project
  • Identify needs of the wider web community for support and training
  • Communicate policy and goals of the web accessibility project to constituent groups