Students are expected to comply with COVID-19 public health behavior expectations on campus.
Behavioral Requirements in all Campus Public Spaces
UB student requirements include:
1. Students are required to obtain and wear masks/face coverings (preferably a multi-layered cloth covering or a surgical mask) in campus public spaces, including campus outdoor spaces.
2. In addition to wearing a mask at all times, students are required to maintain proper physical distancing (also known as social distancing) in public spaces and must stay 6 feet apart from one another. Even when physical distancing is possible, face coverings still must be worn at all times when in public spaces on UB’s campuses – indoors and outdoors – because some risk of transmission still exists at distances greater than 6 feet.
3. Students are required to limit the number of people participating in a program or gathering to 50 people or based on the available capacity for that space (whichever is less), while adhering to social distancing and face mask requirements. Students are required to adhere to the maximum occupancy guidance for low-risk and high-risk indoor and outdoor events and gatherings.
4. Students are required to stay home if they are sick.
5. Students are required to abide by New York State, federal and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel restrictions and precautionary quarantines.
6. Students are required to follow campus and public health directives for isolation or quarantine.
7. Should a student need to miss class due to illness, isolation or quarantine, they are required to notify their faculty to make arrangements to make up missed work.
8. Living on campus is a privilege that comes with additional requirements. Residential students are required to follow specific Campus Living rules as outlined in the Campus Living Housing Agreement and Addendum, the Guide to Campus Living and any posted signage.
9. Students dining at on-campus facilities are expected to follow posted information on any additional requirements specific to the dining environment.
10. Students are responsible for following any additional directives in settings such as labs, clinical environments etc.
Buffalo EOC Web Policies
The University at Buffalo (UB) collect some information when any website associated with the University is visit. The collection of information is related with web traffic analysis and providing requested services.
Session (related with the experience of visiting a UB website) and persistent (to identified device when visiting a UB website) cookies (small piece of data stored in user’s computer) are used when visiting a UB website.
Does the University at Buffalo collect personal information when visiting one of its websites?
To know more about it visit UB Web Policies
UB Web Accessibility Policies and Standards
Inclusion must be considered when creating or updating a web page. Its content has to comply with certain policies and standards to ensure it will be accessible by people with impairments. The common issues that these group of people faces are: visual, cognitive, hearing and motor.
The University has conformed several tools in our hands to help us to comply with these policies. Among these resources we have the following:
· “UB’s Office of Accessibility Resources will provide assistance with academic adjustments and auxiliary aids that are necessary for students with disabilities to have equal access to course materials.”
· “UB has acquire a university-wide license for Siteimprove. It is an automated tool that will scan websites, identify issues and provide information about how to fix these issues”
· “Appointing a Web Accessibility Officer and Web Accessibility Coordinator as part of UB’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.”
· “Develop a plan to train content developers and unit web liaisons in web accessibility”.
For more information contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at ub‑firstname.lastname@example.org or at (716) 645‑2266 if you have questions or need more information.
If you need to know more visit UB Policy Library
What to consider before requesting to upload content into the Educational Opportunity Center website
In order to comply with these policies and standards we should apply the following recommendations when it pertains:
· “Websites must have content that is accessible with a screen reader”: default title and subtitle headings will be used.
· Websites must include alternative text for any non-text content that conveys meaning (e.g., pictures, graphs): provide descriptive text for pictures.
· “Websites must be able to be navigated through use of a keyboard, as an alternative to mouse navigation.”
· “Websites must not rely on color to convey meaning.”
· Websites must provide captions or transcripts for all audio or video content.
· “Only JPG, GIF and PNG formats are allowed. JPGs are recommended for best results and faster load times.”
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