4.151 Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
WEB ACCESSIBILITY
Date Adopted/Most Recent Revision: 05/10/2013

A.     Purpose

The university is committed to providing websites that are designed and created to be accessible to all users.  All web-based applications and websites at Midwestern State University shall meet the statutory requirement in Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 206.70, Accessibility Standards, which references the U.S. Section 508 standards.  These statutes require all web applications and websites to comply with the TAC 206.70 standards.  TAC 206.70 establishes only a minimum standard for accessibility; website developers are encouraged to go beyond this minimum whenever possible. 

B.     Required Link

Each web-based application or website of Midwestern State University must contain a link for “Web Accessibility Policy,” which directs a user to this policy. 

C.    Electronic Accessibility Coordinator

The university Webmaster is designated as the MSU Electronic Accessibility Coordinator (EAC).  The role of the EAC is to monitor the university’s compliance with web accessibility policies and to facilitate training of MSU web publishers and developers to ensure all web-based applications and sites are appropriately accessible.  The EAC may grant written requests for exceptions to accessibility policies as allowed under appropriate circumstances.

D.    Grievance Procedures

Individuals with a web accessibility grievance related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability should contact the university’s ADA Coordinator (Director of Disability Support Services). 

Related Policy: 4.189, Disability Grievance Procedures