Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing equal opportunity to persons with disabilities, including equal access to participate in and benefit from College programs, services and activities provided through electronic and information technology (EIT). It is important that accessibility is in the forefront as we design, build, acquire or use new EIT. Mount Holyoke College has an EIT Accessibility Policy that establishes minimum standards and expectations regarding the design, acquisition or use of EIT to achieve the College’s legal, moral, and ethical commitments in the digital environment. This guide details standards, procedures, and workflows for the procurement, development, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of EIT.
“Accessible” means that individuals with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services within the same timeframe as individuals without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease and effectiveness of use.
"Electronic and information technology" or "EIT" includes information technology and any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of data or information. The term electronic and information technology includes, but is not limited to:
EIT also includes any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, creation, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information.