Washington State University
EXECUTIVE POLICY MANUAL

Executive Policy #7
Approved October 15, 2001

University Web Accessibility Policy

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PURPOSE

Washington State University is committed to providing equal access to Web-based information in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This ensures that University Web pages will be accessible by faculty, staff, students, and customers with disabilities. The Web Accessibility Policy will satisfy minimal accessibility standards for Web pages as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), http://www.w3.org.

WEB ACCESSIBILITY POLICY STATEMENT

Public Web pages at Washington State University must satisfy priority level one checkpoints for accessibility as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and specified in Washington State University's Web Accessibility Strategies. Highest level and critical Web pages for the following groups must be accessible under this policy:
RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Each department or University entity is responsible for identifying the Web pages, which must be accessible. For legacy Web pages, a prudent attempt must be made to achieve compliance as soon as possible. New Web pages must satisfy priority level one checkpoints.

Where compliance is not possible or may require extraordinary measures, the University's ADA Compliance Officer or designee may grant exceptions to this policy.