A user uses a Braille note-taking deviceWhat's New: The National Association of the Deaf Sues Harvard and M.I.T. for not Captioning Online Video

On February 12, the National Association of the Deaf filed suit against Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for discrimination.  The suits allege that the lack of captioning of free, public-facing video constitutes discrimination against deaf and hard of hearing people.

Learn more about the NAD class action suit, and view comments by the NAD CEO.

Accessible Information Technology at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is committed to providing equal opportunities to all, including equal access to information, programs, and activities delivered through its official web resources.  Official UI web resources include all web sites, web applications, and media delivered through the web used to conduct university business or academic activities. They include web resources purchased or delivered by outside vendors as well as those created on campus. They do not include personal resources published by students, employees or resources for non-university organizations that are hosted on campus but are not used to conduct university business or academic activities. The initial standard is the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA.

View the Web Accessibility policy

Three Other IT Policies You Should Know

Information Technology Services has published a list of four policies that apply to all University of Iowa users.  These policies exist to protect the university's technology and data assets, and many of them are key to your personal IT security as well.  Everyone has a responsibility to know and abide by the rules, so please take a moment to review these important IT policies.

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