Electronic & Information Technology Accessibility

Ensuring Accessibility at UAlbany 

The University at Albany is committed to providing an environment that is accessible to a wide and diverse audience. 

UAlbany adheres to SUNY’s Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Policy, which recognizes SUNY institutions’ responsibility to assure that individuals with disabilities and individuals who are temporarily disabled have equitable access to electronic information resources.  

If you have questions or concerns, please contact UAlbany’s Electronic and Information Technology Officer, Gabrielle DeMarco, at [email protected].  

We encourage the UAlbany campus community, especially those who create electronic content, to review these resources. 

 

Web Content 

The University provides web templates that meet many standard accessibility requirements. Site editors need to make sure the content they add to those templates conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Conformance Level AA guidelines. 

Anyone who creates content, documents and/or videos that are posted on a UAlbany website should review Web Services’ web accessibility guide

 

Social Media Content 

Each social media platform has different accessibility features and limitations. Check with each individual platform to review their accessibility resources and most up-to-date capabilities.  

Any who creates social media content for University-affiliated accounts should review the Office of Communications and Marketing’s social media accessibility guide, which covers universal best practices for social media. 

 

Course Materials

Instructors should ensure that their course materials are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. 

The Institute for Teaching, Learning & Academic Leadership (ITLAL) and Informational Technology Services (ITS) are available to assist instructors.  

Get started with ITLAL’s Working with Content: Attending to Accessibility guide

Instructors should also review ITS’s Blackboard resources, including instructions for using Ally, Blackboard’s built-in content accessibility tool. 

 

Reasonable Accommodations 

Students: Please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to request a reasonable accommodation. 

Employees: Please review University’s Policy and Procedure to Request a Reasonable Accommodation for Employees

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