University Policy On Multimedia Accessibility

As media creators we are bound by law to provide captioned, audio description for our video and audio productions. The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) states:

The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) requires Illinois agencies and universities to ensure that their web sites, information systems, and information technologies are accessible to people with disabilities. While the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act already require the State to ensure accessibility, the IITAA establishes specific standards and encourages the State to address accessibility proactively.

(via DHS: Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) target=”_blank”)

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 508 describes IT and online media requirements.] defines the federal rules for online media.

The University of Illinois is in the final stages of adopting its own Multimedia Accessibility Policy to specifically define rules, roles and responsibilities for authors, content creators, departments and the campus as whole as it pertains to following the state and federal laws. The University’s policy is available here:

View the Policy On Multimedia Accessibility (.pdf)

Please continue to check this website and watch the edmedia listservs for updates on final adoption of the policy.

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eLearning Developer College of Business University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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