Suggested Prioritization for Making Your EIT Accessible

The university has an obligation under existing law to provide equal access to our programs, activities, and services that are offered using EIT, and all users benefit from procedures to make documents and websites more clear and usable. This page sets out criteria you can use to prioritize your efforts in this area.

Suggested Prioritization

Each unit or division should develop a plan for making all electronic documents and websites accessible. Consider the following suggested prioritization to maximize the impact of the plan.

Separate prioritization lists are provided for two categories: “public documents and websites” and “classes and training offered across the university.” Note that research centers and institutes may have additional accessibility priorities and requirements specified by the source government or funding agency. External governing bodies such as the NCAA may have additional accessibility priorities and requirements.

For public documents and websites, the suggested priorities are:

  1. Admissions, including student recruitment
  2. Academic department websites
  3. Human resources, including employment recruitment
  4. Events, such as sports and webcasts, attracting over 100 people should be prioritized

For classes and training across the university, the suggested priorities are:

  1. Content and learning management systems, including homegrown course websites
  2. Extent to which the content in the class is fully online
    1. Fully online courses are a higher priority than
    2. Hybrid (mixed online and face-to-face components) are higher priority than
    3. Fully face-to-face courses
  3. Course size: Note that you must include mandatory training, orientations, and screener courses in your consideration of this criteria.