University of Maine System: Information Technology is committed to delivering services and technologies that are accessible by all our technology consumers.

“‘Accessible’ means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use.”  (US-DOJ Resolution Agreement. 11-11-6002).

Digital Technology Accessibility Committee

The purpose of the Digital Technology Accessibility Committee is to bring together expertise and stakeholders to discuss, research and make policy and action recommendations to IT leadership in order to ensure accessibility of UMS:IT services.

  • improve awareness of IT accessibility needs, challenges and strategies
  • lead ongoing evaluation of IT service accessibility, including the development of appropriate key performance indicators for use and reporting by IT units
  • identify accessibility law, regulation and policy compliance challenges
  • communicate IT accessibility (issues, concerns, updates, strategies, etc) to stakeholders
  • make recommendations to the UMS CIO for policies, projects, and standards related to IT accessibility
  • make recommendations, in conjunction with the CIO, to other areas, such as Human Resources, academic leadership, procurement, etc., related to IT accessibility
  • recognize IT accessibility leaders and accomplishments in the UMS

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