A website without accessibility
is like education without books
Address OCR investigations or avoid them, altogether
If you haven’t made a concerted effort to test your site for access barriers and remove them, you can guarantee that your website impedes access for up to 15% of the students, teachers, and faculty that are relying on it for information and services. Let’s fix that.
The AudioEye Ally Managed Service is the most efficient and cost-effective digital accessibility solution for universities and college institutions seeking to fulfill their ADA-related obligations.
Our end-to-end Ally Managed Service allows higher education institutions to take a different and more practical approach to meeting digital accessibility requirements, including those enforced by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and Department of Justice (DOJ). Achieving and sustaining substantial conformance with resolution agreements, including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria, requires work and can place a significant burden on schools already inundated with other significant challenges.
According to Dave Johndrow with Misericordia University, “I breathe easy knowing we can focus on our content while AudioEye focuses on everything else.” (read more about the University’s journey to digital accessibility).
At AudioEye, we do the work. From testing to remediation to validation. From compliance to conformance to certification, AudioEye delivers and maintains digital accessibility success for education institutions struggling to keep pace with the demands required from the OCR or for those taking a proactive approach to remove access barriers for their constituents.
AudioEye is trusted by:
what our clients have to say
“AudioEye is the perfect solution for our clients.
It gives them a tech-based web accessibility tool that’s integrated right into the Finalsite platform. Our partnership allows us to provide a turnkey solution for web accessibility, no matter a school or district’s size, and working with them has been great–their team is responsive, adaptive, and invested in our clients’ success.”
Do, both, public and private institutions need to comply?
Bet on it!
It’s not uncommon for colleges and universities to fail to comply with Section 504, Title II, and other ADA-related laws. Understand which one applies to your institution:
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities receiving federal funding.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
Relates to information communication technology (ICT) and may apply to higher education institutions receiving federal funding directly or indirectly via grants that explicitly require harmonization with federal ICT requirements.
Title II of the ADA
Prohibits disability discrimination by all “public entities” at the state and local level, including public universities.
Title III of the ADA
Prohibits disability discrimination by “places of public accommodation” including private education institutions.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Ensures students with disabilities are provided Free Appropriate Public Education that meets their individual needs.
Many states have enacted their own accessibility laws. Be sure to analyze funding sources and look out for references to Section 508 ICT requirements.