2018 Annual Campus Accessibility Forum
The Information and Communications Technology Committee hosted the 1st Annual Campus Accessibility Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 4-5:30 p.m in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater.
The committee presented a summary of actions and continuing efforts with online accessibility. A summary of the external audit was presented, as well as an overview of the University's work toward software, web and instructional content accessibility. There was a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentations.
Accessibility at the University of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno ("the University") is committed to diversity and to ensuring that our programs, services and activities are accessible to all. Part of that commitment will be seen in work to safeguard that our website conforms to accessibility standards, thereby satisfying the requirements of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights to make this website comply with the ADA (Title II) and Section 504 of the Reauthorized Rehabilitation Act.
Accessibility Policy, Plan and Procedures
What is Accessibility?
"Accessible" means that individuals with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services within the same time frame as individuals without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use.
Are we required to make content accessible?
Yes, it is both the right thing to do and a legal requirement (Rehabilitation Act of 1973 sections 504 and 508 as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended). The University Administrative Manual (section 7,007) stipulates the requirement to meet the University Benchmarks for Measuring Accessibility, with the central benchmark of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines [WCAG] 2.0 Level AA.
Accessibility Resources for Our Campus Community
This website serves as the University's repository for information, updates and resources for accessible technology. As a campus community, we are tasked with ensuring that technology, from websites to videos, software to hardware, are fully accessible and can be used productively by users with disabilities.
Creating Accessible Content
Accessibility Training and Assistance
Where Can I Get Accessibility Assistance?
The University of Nevada, Reno provides a range of services, resources and assistance to handle accessibility issues. You can file a complaint, submit a help request or ask a question about accessibility below.