The University is subject to provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Section 504 prohibits disability-based discrimination by programs that receive Federal funds.
Title II of the ADA requires that communications to people with disabilities be equally as effective as communications with non-disabled people in their timeliness, accuracy, and delivery method.
The Department of Justice has stated that Internet and web sites are covered under both Section 504 and the ADA. In addition to web assets, other IT resources and services may present accessibility barriers to some users, including users with disabilities. While some IT resources and services may not be explicitly addressed in the University's Web Accessibility policy, they may be covered under federal law, including the ADA, new rules proposed by the Department of Justice, Office of Civil Rights, or other legislation.
The above is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice on web accessibility, please contact University Counsel.