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Web Accessibility

All Web content and electronic publications, to the extent feasible, should be made accessible to people with disabilities. If accessibility is not feasible, the information should be available by alternative means. University web sites may be subject to the State of Oklahoma HB2197; Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and University non-discrimination policies. Web account holders are responsible for verifying that their pages meet all university requirements including accessibility guidelines. Additional information on HB2197 can be found at http://www.ok.gov/abletech/IT_Access/HB_2197.html. Section 508 and HB2197 are only a minimum standard for accessibility and Web pages. Developers are encouraged to go beyond the minimum whenever possible. The Web Communications departments is the central point of contact for Web-related accessibility questions: webcomm@ou.edu or (405) 325-0058.


Web Accessibility Link

Each University web site that provides entry to members of the public must contain an "Accessibility" link to this page which contains the university's Web Accessibility Statement and contact information for the university's Accessibility Coordinator.

This additional line should appear in all pages that promote campus events or programs: "Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting (phone; name and address are desirable but optional) by (date, or as soon as possible)."


Web Accessibility and Usability Testing

To ensure that University Web sites are designed with consideration for the different types of Internet connections available and user groups, Web developers are responsible for testing their Web sites for accessibility and usability. The Web Communications Office has a test station equipped with a screen reader that is available for departments to test accessibility. For questions about Web accessibility, please contact Web Communications at webcomm@ou.edu or (405) 325-0058.


Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center, unless otherwise provided, is the central point-of-contact to receive all requests for reasonable accommodation and to receive all documentation required to determine disability status under law. This center will then make are commendation on accommodation to the appropriate administrative unit. Reasonable accommodation with respect to employment matters should be coordinated with the Office of Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation with respect to academic matters, including but not limited to faculty employment, should be coordinated with the Office of the Provost while all other issues of reasonable accommodation should be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs. For questions, please contact the Disability Resource Centerat drc@ou.edu, (405) 325-3852 (Voice) or (405) 325-4173 (TDD).


Compliance

Individuals who have complaints alleging discrimination based upon a disability may file them with the Equal Opportunity Office in accordance with prevailing University discrimination grievance procedures.