ASL Interpreter helping a student and professor communicate in class
Professor presenting a slideshow to his class
Guest speaker, Ken Petry, speaks at a past Access MU symposium to a large audience
The varsity hockey team glides across the ice with members of the Best Buddies Choir

Policy and Procurement

Policy and procurement play important roles within Miami University infrastructure. Miami has committed to purchase, use, maintain and implement the most accessible solutions possible. Miami works to ensure that Electronic and Informational Technology (E&IT) that is purchased, used, developed or maintained by the University is accessible to all faculty, staff and students, regardless of ability or disability. To help ensure Miami meets this goal, all faculty and staff that have the ability to purchase or the responsibility to influence or make decisions on products to purchase need to keep accessibility in mind. Regardless the size of the product, the user audience or the number of users, accessibility plays a critical role in consistently procuring the best possible solution for equal access. See Procurement to learn more about steps to take and Miami purchase workflow. It is never too early to start thinking about accessibility.

Miami University Accessibility Policy

Miami University is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for people with disabilities. Thus, Miami’s Accessibility Policy has been established to provide guidelines for developing web accessible content. This policy is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), developed through the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

Published in 2008, the guidelines of WCAG 2.0 is organized around four design principles, each of which has guidelines with testable success criteria at level A, AA, or AAA. New and updated content produced by our organization will adhere to WCAG 2.0, Level AA conformance, which meets or exceeds the current standard of legal compliance for U.S. government institutions.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Checklist