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Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Standards and Procedures

What is an EEAAP?

EEAAP stands for an “Equally Effective Alternative Access Plan”, and is a tool that colleges and universities develop and implement when technology causes barriers for students with disabilities. Ultimately, the EEAAP answers the question, “How can my user participate in my activity with equivalent ease, timeliness, and independence if they encounter accessibility problems in my technology?”

Why do we develop EEAAPs?

  1. We are required to by law: Legal Obligations for Accessibility 
  2. It is MHC Policy: Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Policy
  3. It’s pedagogically and ethically sound to provide access to learning to ALL students. UDL on Campus EEAAPS information page: see Relevance

 

When do you need to write an EEAAP?

If your requested software has accessibility barriers or concerns, you will be asked to articulate your learning goals and think about alternative ways to accomplish them. You can proactively prepare by writing a full EEAAP, but you are not required to do so at the time of procurement. If you have a student with a documented accommodation need in your course, you will work with AccessAbility Services to develop an individual plan for that student.

MHC Accessibility Barriers Form