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Campus Accessibility Expectations

Providing accessible content on the web and/or course materials is required by federal and state laws along with Chancellor's Office Initiatives. Faculty and staff should design course and website materials to be inclusive/universally designed and benefits all user types interacting with your posted content and follow the WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

New Rule on the Accessibility of Web Content and Mobile Apps
On April 24, 2024, the Federal Register published the Department of Justice’s (Department) final rule updating its regulations for Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The final rule has specific requirements about how to ensure that web content and mobile applications (apps) are accessible to people with disabilities and uses WCAG 2.1 AA as the baseline standard.

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Universally designed content is beneficial for:

  • Mobile devices
  • Non-native English speakers
  • Students with disabilities
  • Viewers with poor Internet connections

Creating highly-accessible, universal designs that can be viewed in as many ways as possible is critical to the success of a website.

What Do I Have to Do?

The Accessibility process depends on where your content resides.

If your content is:

  • Cougar Courses - view the Cougar Course Guides or contact 
  • Omni Campus (Web) - view the Omni Campus Guides or contact 
  • Video or Audio - you will need to get your content captioned BEFORE it is made public. Request captioning by filling out the Caption Request Form
  • PDF Documents - Make sure your content is clean, readable, and has no underlines or notes on it. Make sure your content is OCR scanned. View the PDF Guides for more info.
  • Word Documents - There are a few extra steps that will need to be done. Learn about them in the Word Guide.