E-Content Course and Digital Content Accessibility

All content interfaces to be used by BGSU are required to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended, section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act as well as the Ohio IT policy. 

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is tasked under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act to provide technical assistance to help federal agencies comply with Section 508 requirements, and ensure that covered information and communication technology is accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. Here is a link to the Section508.gov website. The website includes step by step instructions for creating accessible materials such as Word documents, presentations, spreadsheets and PDFs, among other types of documents. Visit Content Creation: Create Accessible Digital Products for detailed instructions and training videos. 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has a video series covering a variety of topics on digital access in education, including how people with disabilities use technology, applicable Federal regulations, and identifying and remediating barriers to access. Here is a link to the video series on the ADA National Network website - OCR Video Series

When deciding which software to use, employees must follow this University process - Software/Domain Purchase & Request Process for University Devices

Web Accessibility and 508 Compliance

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Updated: 11/09/2022 09:17AM