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Accessibility of Information Technology (AIT)

The intent of the University of Minnesota Accessibility of Information Technology policy is to promote equal access to university electronic information resources, technologies and services for students, employees, guests and visitors — including those with disabilities. The University of Minnesota Accessibility of Information technology policy encompasses the following areas:

  1. Web-based information and services — including those associated with courses of instruction, departmental programs, University-sponsored activities, employment, administration and university services.
  2. Hardware and software to be developed, purchased or acquired by the University of Minnesota.
  3. Environments specific to information technology — including classroom and general use computer facilities, on-line instruction, distance learning, places of employment, libraries and resource centers.
  4. Exemptions — Extreme difficulty or expense (Undue Burden); Hardware and software tools specific to a research or development process in which no member of the research or development team requires accessibility accommodations; Hardware or software for which no equivalent accessible option is available (Non-availability).