Web Accessibility at UNG
What is web accessibility?
Web accessibility means that everyone can access all the content on a website, even those users with disabilities.
Definition of accessible
According to the Office of Civil Rights: Accessible means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. A person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability. Although this might not result in identical ease of use compared to that of persons without disabilities, it still must ensure equal opportunity to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by the technology and equal treatment in the use of such technology.
Why web accessibility matters at UNG?
- Web accessibility is important because it is the right thing to do! And, because it is the law.
- It matters because we want everyone to have access to our web content.
- An accessible site also provides benefits to others, including older users.
What is UNG doing about web accessibility?
The University of North Georgia (UNG) follows the Board of Regents (BOR) Accessibility Guidelines.
UNG is committed to providing websites that are accessible to all people, with or without disabilities. To do this, the University Relations web team is working to make the UNG public website compliant with the Section 508 Standards and the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, level AA. The deadline to accomplish this goal is December 2017.
The web team is using Siteimprove web governance tools to monitor the UNG website (ung.edu) for accessibility issues.
Who to contact
If you have difficulty accessing information on the UNG public website, or need it in another format contact the UNG ADA Coordinator, Dr. David Marling, or call 706-867-4560. In your communication, please include the accessibility difficulty, the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access and your contact information.
The ADA coordinator or his representative will acknowledge receipt of your request within two working days, and will provide a solution within 10 working days. You will be notified if there will be a delay in providing a solution.