EEAAPs and Examples
What is an Equally Effective Access Plan (EEAAP)?
An EEAAP is a document to be completed by departments and outlines the steps a department will take to provide the same information/services offered by a technology that is not accessible. The EEAAP is required if the ATI Team review of the ITR request determines an EEAAP is needed.
EEAAPs are living documents. EEAAPs are reviewed by the ATI Team and purchase requester(s) at each renewal to assure responses are appropriate. EEAAPs are modified as needed, generally at renewals.
Department Chairs/MPPs are made aware of the EEAAP plans and are sent a copy upon EEAAP completion.
Why would an EEAAP be needed?
Vendors supply a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) to the ATI Team in ITR reviews.
If one of the following is true:
- the vendor does not have documentation and barriers are unknown;
- the VPAT documentation is incomplete or inaccurate looking;
- the vendor indicates known barriers in the VPAT;
- CSUSM product testing indicated there are barriers in the product
Then an EEAAP is created and put on file for that product's ITR request.
Examples of EEAAP Responses:
What are the learning activities associated with this product?
- using the digital textbook
- watching videos
- completing assignments
- online quizzes
- recording speeches
- watching/evaluating recorded speeches.
This is an example of a good EEAAP response - it outlines a clear understanding of all ways this product may be used in an academic setting.
This is an example of bad EEAAP response - this response too vague and does not give enough detail. Responses like the above will be rejected and you will have to redo the EEAAP with more appropriate responses.
List possible alternate activities for users who are unable to use the product.
Alternative activities may be:
- Online quizzes will be administered as paper quizzes;
- Etextbook is available to download or a paper copy;
- Short videos are also available via youtube (outside of [PRODUCT]);
- Speeches could be recorded on a device (phone, tablet), uploaded to private youtube account, link sent to instructor and/or other students for review, alternatively, student(s) could deliver speeches in small face-to-face groups;
If recorded speeches are not accessible for evaluation, an alternate speech (Ted talk, youtube, etc.) will be provided.
I don't see why there will problems now, integrating [Product] will help all learners to not have to leave one platform and enter another.
This is an example of bad EEAAP response - this response is insensitive and does not answer the question. Responses like the above will be rejected and you will have to redo the EEAAP with more appropriate responses.
This is an example of bad EEAAP response - a more detailed response is needed explaining what alternatives will be provided. Responses like the above will be rejected and you will have to redo the EEAAP with more appropriate responses.
Describe how the existence of Equally Effective Alternative Access options for this product will be communicated to students.