Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Policy Guidance

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This policy guidance provides information and recommendations for complying with UB’s EIT Accessibility Policy.

Recognizing that electronic and information technology (EIT) accessibility can be complicated, no single guidance document can completely address every related issue. This guidance document explains applicable standards and procedures at UB.


The State University of New York and the University at Buffalo are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. An essential part of inclusion, EIT accessibility helps ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to electronic and digital resources and content. Additionally, EIT accessibility is required by law. People with sensory, motor, cognitive or learning impairments may not be able to access digital content that is created or structured in certain ways. These individuals may use assistive technology, such as captioning, screen readers or other modifications, to access digital content. While assistive technology can be very effective in conveying online content, digital content designed without accessibility in mind may form barriers to access. Understanding common issues for individuals with impairments helps authors and developers appreciate the need for ensuring accessibility in EIT.