University of Cincinnati Foundation Accessibility Policy

Last updated December 23, 2019

Requirement

The University of Cincinnati Foundation is strongly committed to providing access to its web content to all people, including those with disabilities. To meet this commitment, all website content will comply with the requirements of W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA (WCAG 2.1 AA).

Compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA shall ensure that individuals with disabilities seeking the University of Cincinnati Foundation information or services shall have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to individuals without disabilities.

Each University of Cincinnati Foundation website page will have an accessibility statement that reads:

The University of Cincinnati Foundation strives to provide an accessible web presence to all people, regardless of disability. To support this commitment, we have adopted the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA as the enterprise Web Accessibility objective. However, the University of Cincinnati Foundation web publishers are encouraged to deliver content at higher accessibility levels (Level AAA) whenever possible.

Rationale

At the University of Cincinnati Foundation we want to ensure compliance with laws that dictate that digital channels such as websites must be accessible to a broad audience—including those who are disabled. We also strive to reach as many users as possible and provide an exceptional online experience, and accessibility is a core pillar to achieving that goal.

Related Standards

  • Accessibility: Color
  • Accessibility: Images
  • Accessibility: Titles and Headings
  • Accessibility: Presentation of Text
  • Accessibility: Tables
  • Accessibility: Links
  • Accessibility: Forms
  • Accessibility: Navigation
  • Accessibility: Language
  • Accessibility: Coding
  • Accessibility: Frames and iFrames
  • Accessibility: New Windows and Pop-Ups
  • Accessibility: JavaScript and Dynamic Content
  • Accessibility: Timed Content and Redirects
  • Accessibility: Flashing Content
  • Accessibility: PDFs Accessibility: Video and Audio
  • Accessibility: Mobile
  • Colors and fonts
  • Editorial style guide
  • Metadata
  • Taxonomy
  • Search
  • Browser support
  • CSS version

Effective Date

June 27, 2019

Review Date

July 1, 2020

Points of Contact

Greg V.

Metrics

Use an automated tool such as Little Forest and report accessibility rate on a monthly basis to webpage owners and quarterly basis to the Greg V. Report accessibility rates once a year to management, along with the resources spent to make website accessible.