Timeline

The resolution agreement between UM and the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights was finalized and signed in March 2014. Resolution agreement deadlines occur mainly during calendar year 2014 and end with WCAG standards, level AA, for UM websites by the end of the year (12/31/2014).

This table depicts the significant dates and requirements of the resolution agreement and UM's EITA policy.

Date Technology Requirement
December 31, 2014 Documents All straight-text documents (including PDF, Word, Excel and Powerpoint files) accessible.
December 31, 2014 Websites
University websites accessible according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.
January 26, 2015 Media

All videos used in courses and shared on campus websites or video storage sites (such as Youtube and Vimeo, etc.), whether professionally or internally produced, will be captioned according to recommended Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) standards.

Students may request that recordings of course sessions and presentations created for and during a course, and in use only during that course, be captioned.

January 26, 2015 Instructional materials Campus labs will meet EITA recommended installations and procedures.
January 26, 2015 Software, hardware and systems

Reading systems and software that are used for textbook delivery should meet Accessibility Screening Methodology Guidelines.

Campus scanners will have an OCR profile/option.

Accessible clickers will be selected.