IT Accessibility

Accessible emails, web pages, course content, video captioning requirements and more.

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Accessibility Overview

ECU is committed to providing accessible technology and educational resources that comply with accessibility standards so all users can participate and succeed.

Benefits of Closed Captioning

The primary purpose of captions and transcripts is to provide accessibility for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 48 million Americans experience hearing loss, and closed captions are the best way to make media content accessible.

Building Accessible Web Pages

Web accessibility means creating digital resources on the web that everyone can use. This involves creating a web that is accessible to people with disabilities that may affect how they use the Web, including but not limited to visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive and neurological disabilities.

Create Accessible Event Announcements

Design accessible email announcements using these guidelines to allow screen readers and other assistive devices to consume your message.

Equally Effective Alternative Access Plan Process

An EEAAP describes how the institution will provide "equally effective alternative access" to information or services provided by a technology that is less accessible or not accessible to students with disabilities. This article explains the process.

IT Accessibility Services and Resources

By establishing an IT accessibility and compliance program and keeping up to date with current trends in educational technology and web development, ECU is addressing needs to ensure access for all users.

Software Accessibility Evaluation Criteria

Use these criteria to ensure the accessibility of a software you intend to purchase.

Software Accessibility Exemptions and Exceptions

Some technology products are exempt from the 508 requirements for accessibility, or you may request an exception. See these requirements.

Video Captioning Requirements

According to the ECU Video Captioning Requirements, video content publicly available on the ECU website must contain closed captioning.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Explained

A VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template), is a standard format for vendors to report the accessibility of their products.