Spring Arbor University is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, for ALL SAU websites, whether internally or externally developed, to ensure that all website visitors will be able to independently engage with SAU web properties and the use of assistive technology will not prevent visitors from accessing SAU online materials.
- Spring Arbor University has adopted this Web Accessibility Policy in order to ensure that online content is accessible to students, prospective students, employees, guests, and visitors with disabilities. The Web Accessibility Policy utilizes the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) level A and AA, as well as Web Accessibility Initiative- Accessible Rich Internet Suite (WAI-ARIA). SAU will partner with Siteimprove to do manual testing of edu as well.
- Spring Arbor University has designated a Web Accessibility Coordinator to coordinate and implement this Web Accessibility Policy, and all other commitments undertaken by the University relating to web accessibility. The Web Accessibility Coordinator’s name, title, office address, telephone number, and email address are as —follows:
Marla Sanford, VP for Marketing/CMO
Spring Arbor University, 106 E. Main Street, Spring Arbor, MI 49283
- Spring Arbor University will enlist the Web Accessibility Coordinator to ensure that content obtained through a third party and made available on the website is accessible, and in directing faculty, staff, administrators and the Marketing and Communications department to ensure that any University acquisition or use of online content provided by third parties that the University chooses to make available on its websites, will provide equal opportunity to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by the technology, and equal treatment in the use of such technology.
- The Marketing and Communications department of the University is responsible for reviewing and evaluating new materials that are published and uploaded to the University’s website. University faculty, staff, administrators, the Marketing and Communications department, and the Web Accessibility Coordinator must take all steps reasonably calculated to prevent an individual outside of the University from posting on the University’s website and to promptly remove any inaccessible content, once the University becomes aware of such content.
- The Marketing and Communications department will provide initial and annual training, (facilitated in whole or in part by individuals with sufficient knowledge, skill, and experience to understand and employ the technical standards adopted by the University in this Policy), for any staff responsible for creating or distributing information with online content to students, employees, guests, and visitors with disabilities, including, but not limited to, training on the Web Accessibility Policy, and their roles and responsibilities to ensure that web design, documents, and multimedia content are accessible.
- Spring Arbor University will complete an accessibility audit once each calendar-year quarter, under the direction of the Web Accessibility Coordinator, in order to assess whether or not content is accessible, measured against the technical standards adopted in this Web Accessibility Policy. All problems identified through the Audit will be documented, evaluated, and, if necessary, remediated within a reasonable period of time.
- Students, prospective students, employees, guests, and visitors may report violations of the technical standards used by the University, file a formal complaint through Section 504 and Title II grievance procedures, and/or contact the Web Accessibility Coordinator with any accessibility concerns at the Web Accessibility Coordinator’s contact information set forth above. Any accessibility concerns also may be reported to email@example.com.
For assistance in accessing www.arbor.edu due to a disability, or for any other reason, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility Statement for Spring Arbor University
It is our mission to ensure that everyone who visits Spring Arbor University’s website feels welcome and their experience is rewarding.
Spring Arbor University is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website and intranet to people with disabilities. It is the University’s goal that new and updated web content produced by the University will meet W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level A and Level AA conformance, by Sept. 1, 2018.
Existing web content produced by Spring Arbor University will meet the standard adopted in this Web Accessibility Policy by Sept. 1, 2018.
This policy applies to all web content produced or updated by Spring Arbor University and to third-party content the University chooses to make available on its website. In addition, Spring Arbor University will ensure third-party content providers are aware of the University’s Web Accessibility Policy. Spring Arbor University will also favor providers based on their accessibility conformance claims.