Americans with Disabilities Act
Americans With Disabilities Act - Are you in compliance?
The University, (along with UNH-System), endorses the Guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as the standard for World Wide Web accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008. W3C is composed of over 400 member organizations world-wide (public and private) developing common protocols to promote the evolution of the World Wide Web and ensure its inter-operability. As part of its work, the W3C has developed accessibility guidelines for World Wide Web sites and pages. The standards of the Federal Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) are consistent with the W3C Guidelines and provide achievable, well-documented guidelines for implementation. W3C: http://www.w3.org/
The Americans with Disabilities Act, amended 2008, (ADAAA) requires that where public entities, such as the University of New Hampshire (UNH), communicate by telephone with applicants and beneficiaries, text telephones (TTY), or equally effective telecommunications systems, shall be used to communicate with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have speech impairments. Protocol statement for TTY (pdf).
Effective July 1, 2013, all footers on UNH sites must contain the following line:
TTY Users: dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-735-2964 (Relay N.H.)
This is in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Americans with Disabilities Act, amended 2008, (ADAAA) requires that where public entities, such as the University of New Hampshire (UNH), communicate by telephone with applicants and beneficiaries, text telephones (TTY), or equally effective telecommunications systems, shall be used to communicate with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have speech impairments.
An equally effective alternative to having a TTY in UNH offices is to make use of the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) that is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. Relay calls are free and ensure real-time communication by telephone for people with hearing and speech disabilities. Learn more (pdf)
Effective July 1, 2011, all videos, sound files and multimedia appearing on UNH web sites must be captioned in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1977, and the World Wide Web Consortium Accessibility Guidelines.
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