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Edmonds Community College    
 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
Policy Management
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IT 3.0 - Accessibility Policy for Technology and e-Content at Edmonds Community College :


SUMMARY/SCOPE
In support of its mission and values of diversity, equity and inclusion, Edmonds Community College (Edmonds CC) is committed to providing appropriate, effective, and integrated access to technology for students, employees, and community members. This policy is intended to promote equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of college services, programs or activities by offering information systems that provide substantially similar functionality for all individuals.


The scope of this policy applies to the procurement, development, and implementation of instructional, administrative, or communications technologies and content. This encompasses, but is not limited to: Published websites, learning management systems and other instructional tools or content, electronic and multi-media materials, online communication/collaboration, student information systems, and administrative systems, in use or being evaluated for purchase or adoption throughout Edmonds CC.

DESCRIPTION
Edmonds Community College provides access to information and technologies as required under Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 together with its 2008 Amendments.  Edmonds CC provides access to technologies and electronic content in accordance with Washington State Policy 188 and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Policy 3.20.30 B on IT Accessibility which states that

“Washington State community and technical colleges shall provide appropriate, effective, and integrated  access to technology for students employees, and external community members.  This policy applies to the procurement, development, and implementation of instructional, administrative, or communications technologies and content.  Further, the policy applies to both current and emerging technologies, including both hardware and software, in use or being evaluated for purchase or adoption throughout the community and technical college system. The policy encompasses, but is not limited to, college websites, learning management tools, student information systems, training materials, instructional materials, and assessment tools.”

SOURCE INFORMATION
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Americans with Disability Act of 1990 together with its 2008 Amendments
Washington State Policy 188
Policy 3.20.30 B on IT Accessibility

CONTENT OWNER. The primary responsibility for this policy belongs to:
Vice President for Finance and Operations

PRIMARY CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR (Director/Dean)
Director of Information Technology & E-Learning

REVIEW PERIOD
3 Years

REVIEW HISTORY
TO BE ADDED



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