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Web Accessibility Training
The University is committed to ensuring that all individuals enjoy a fully accessible living and learning environment. To meet this commitment, all UAlbany web pages are being redesigned to meet the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA, and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content. An initial step in this effort is for senior leadership, deans, directors, chairs, other management staff and all employees responsible for web content to complete an online training module on web accessibility. The training, which must be completed by January 31, 2018, can be accessed here. More information is available on the University's Web Accessibility website.

Protect Yourself from Malware Threats
Meltdown and Spectre have been identified as two vulnerabilities that are embedded in the hardware design of just about every Central Processing Unit (CPU) running in computers today. The design flaw has existed for many years, but was only recently discovered and publicly disclosed. Learn more from Chief Information Security Officer Martin Manjak about how to protect yourself, as well as how ITS is addressing such vulnerabilities. 

UAlbany Data Center Recognized
A list of distinguished awards and accolades on the Facilities Management website recognizes the University's Information Technology Building and Data Center. The LEEDS Gold facility represents the partnership between ITS, Facilities Management and other key stakeholders involved in the design and construction of the building. Read more about the award or the LEED scorecard for the IT building.

Educational Technology Center (ETC)
President Rodríguez and Provost Stellar joined ITS on October 16 to celebrate the grand opening of the ETC, which serves as a focal point for faculty to fuse teaching with technology through a rich array of services. Read more about this new Center.

RIT is now the Academic & Research Computing Center
The Research IT Group (RIT) is now the Academic and Research Computing Center. A nexus for academic and research innovation, ARCC will continue to provide high performance computing, holistic data management and consulting services for the research community. They will also begin delivering statistical support, data analytics, research and academic visualization, advanced academic and research application support, tools, and specialized environments.

New Dell Laptop Program
ITS has partnered with Dell to provide several laptops at special prices for UAlbany students! ITS recommends protecting your purchase with Dell Support Services and Accidental Damage Service for at least 3 years. For more information or to purchase a laptop, visit the Technology Resources section of the MyUAlbany portal.


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