Website Accessibility

With a systematic view of accessibility, UAF eCampus works to create an inclusive learning environment that welcomes differences in technology, culture, place, ability and ways of knowing.
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Notice

 The University of Alaska (UAF) eCampus is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities, and that complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794 and its implementing regulations at 34 CFR Part 104) and with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12131 and following, and implementing regulations at 28 CFR Part 35). This website has been developed to conform to the best practices and criteria defined in the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 techniques for web content.

UA is committed to providing accessible websites. Learn more about UA’s notice of web accessibility.

Contact us about a digital accessibility issue or make a digital accessibility request

 

We want to hear about your experience using UAF eCampus websites and content.  If you are having problems using a particular website or wish to request that certain content be made accessible, please let us know. You can use the reporting form or direct feedback to:

Jenn Pedersen
Executive Director, UAF eCampus
email: jpedersen@alaska.edu
phone: 907-455-2078

 

Accessibility Plan

UAF eCampus is committed to preventing and removing barriers to accessibility. These are the steps we’re taking.

 

Collaborations

  • We regularly offer faculty development opportunities on designing course structures and materials that are equitable for students with disabilities. 
  • We work closely with the UAF Office of Disability Services to respond to specific requests for digital accommodations, but also advocate for proactive changes that increase accessibility for all. 
  • The instructional design team is trained in universal design for learning and encourages faculty to build their courses according to those best practices. 
  • eCampus researches and assists in funding tools and services that promote accessibility, including professional captioning.

 

Web Accessibility Monitoring

The WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool is used to check the accessibility of newly authored pages, in conjunction with other audit tools such as SiteImprove, and the WP Accessibility WordPress plugin. Videos are professionally captioned, and new documents are checked with the Adobe Acrobat Pro Accessibility Checker or the Grackle Docs extension.

As of Summer 2022, several of the eCampus domains are undergoing significant redesign. These measures include migrating to a new WordPress Theme, auditing and removing legacy content, and making changes to menus and navigation. Accessibility will remain a primary consideration in this process.

 

Grievance and Discrimination Reporting

If you are unsatisfied with eCampus’ response to an accessibility request or wish to file a formal grievance with the university,  please contact the UAF ADA/504 Coordinator.

UAF Department of Equity and Compliance
Margo Griffith, 504/ADA coordinator
email: mcgriffith@alaska.edu
phone: 907-474-7300

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Decolonization

At UAF eCampus, we regularly implement new programs and approaches that specifically help to address issues that our university community needs. We continue to make progress and we commit to ongoing work in these areas to improve access to higher education for all Alaskans.

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UAF Disability Services

The goal of UAF Disability Services is to provide UAF students with access to academic classes and course materials through an interactive accommodation process. Disability Services works with students on the Fairbanks campus as well as on the Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Interior Alaska, Kuskokwim, Northwest, Community and Technical College (CTC), UAF eCampus, and College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD) campuses.

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Who We Serve

Students

We value an inclusive, welcoming student experience. We strive to accommodate each student in a way that decreases barriers to achieving success within university guidelines and actively seek opportunities to better respond to student needs.

Community Members

We are a human-centered support unit serving all community members as individuals. Through a constant focus on both innovation and equity, our goal is to continue to work on improvement.

Faculty

We regularly offer faculty development opportunities on designing course structures and materials that are equitable for students with disabilities.