nova southeastern university is committed to ensuring that everyone – regardless of their level of ability – will have equal access to student and public-facing digital communications. we have policies and procedures in place to help ensure that we comply with the americans with disabilities act of 1990 (), pub. l. no. 101-336, 104 stat. 328 (1990), as amended, and other related state and federal laws, as applicable. this policy establishes minimum accessibility requirements for student and public-facing digital communications deployed on the web or other digital communication platforms.
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this policy applies to all nova southeastern university student and public-facing digital communications that are developed, procured, maintained, or used in the course of offering educational products, services and online account information to students and the general public. this includes any accompanying support documentation and services associated with the public-facing digital communications. employees and faculty of nova southeastern university, third party vendors, or individuals working either directly or indirectly on behalf of nova southeastern university shall comply with this policy.
七星彩码谈the highest priority will be given to public-facing digital communications that are required for direct access to nova southeastern university academic programs, both online and on-campus as well as the overall online student life experience i.e., searching for and researching academic and degree programs, applying for admission and so on. all alternative format requests shall be completed in a 180 day time-frame. equal access to the requested information may be provided instead of making the original material accessible.
nova southeastern university has identified wcag 2.0 levels a and aa as their target accessibility standard for student and public-facing digital communications accessed by students and the public via computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. unless qualifying for an exception as defined below, as of the effective date of this policy, all new and revised public-facing digital communications published, purchased or controlled by nova southeastern university must conform to the wcag level 2.0 levels a and aa accessibility standard.
Nova Southeastern University will appoint a single point-of-contact who shall be the primary contact point for public-facing digital communications accessibility compliance. All Nova Southeastern University departments responsible for public-facing digital communications should first contact this department to answer any questions about accessibility, address the accessibility of covered communications, and handle alternative format requests. The Nova Southeastern University Digital Accessibility compliance point-of-contact can be reached via email at digital-.
within sixty (60) days of the effective date of this policy or a reasonable time thereafter approved by the accessibility compliance point-of-contact, nova southeastern university shall make publicly available and directly link from the university homepage, dfyy181.cn, a public statement of nova southeastern university’s student and public-facing digital communications accessibility policy to ensure that individuals with disabilities have full and equal access to its website and other digital communications. this public statement shall include an accessible means of submitting digital accessibility questions and problems.
all nova southeastern university departments responsible for public-facing digital communications shall collaborate with the nova southeastern university digital accessibility compliance point-of-contact to understand accessibility requirements, receive accessibility training, address accessibility of covered public-facing digital communications, and document how the public-facing digital communications conform to the wcag 2.0 level a and level aa accessibility standards. departments are responsible for implementing procedures to inform faculty, authors, developers, publishers, and procurers about applicable laws, policies and contractual obligations. nova southeastern university reserves the right to remove or suspend distribution of public-facing digital communications found to be in noncompliance with this policy.
all nova southeastern university departments responsible for student and public-facing digital communications shall provide standards conformance reports for public-facing digital communications they are responsible for, on an annual or ad hoc basis, including both components developed by nova southeastern university as well as components developed by third-party vendors and deployed on or integrated into nova southeastern university managed platforms or applications. such reporting, evaluation and monitoring may be done using the system adopted by the nova southeastern university digital accessibility compliance point-of-contact.
七星彩码谈nova southeastern university shall obligate its third-party vendors to conduct periodic audits of public-facing digital communications acquired by nova southeastern university under contract, and provide such reports to nova southeastern university upon request. this includes vpats® or other accessibility conformance reports for typically used third party platforms and applications like learning management systems, bookstore, etc.
this policy will be communicated to all nova southeastern university departments responsible for public-facing digital communications, including, but not limited to: student services representatives, project managers, faculty, designers, developers, content authors, qa analysts, and compliance/risk managers. the policy will also be communicated to and be binding upon external vendors and contractors who develop public-facing digital communications for nova southeastern university. training or training resources will be offered on an as-needed basis to help these staff to implement the policy.
where compliance with this policy is not possible, exceptions to this policy may be granted by nova southeastern university. requests for exceptions must be documented and submitted to the nova southeastern university digital accessibility compliance point-of-contact. exceptions may be granted in the following scenarios:
if you would like further information on the nova southeastern university
Student and Public-Facing Digital Communications Accessibility Policy or have additional questions, please contact us via email to the Nova Southeastern University Digital Accessibility compliance point-of-contact at digital-.
If you are a student, perspective student or parent and would like more information about services offered for students with disabilities, please contact Student Disabilities Services via email at or by telephone at (954) 262-7185.
If you are employed at the university, and would like more information about services offered for employees with disabilities, please contact Human Resources via email at or by telephone at (954)262-4748.
Effective Date: 08/09/2018
Last Review: New
Review Period:七星彩码谈 Every three years