As part of its commitment to facilitating access to education, Marquette University is working to ensure that electronic information and course materials will be accessible to students, faculty, staff, and users of all abilities.
A policy will cover a variety of media that are core to the digital student experience, and lays out the timeline within which our electronic materials must be brought into compliance. In general, all new materials must be compliant as of Sept. 1, 2017.
To implement the policy, Marquette will provide on campus training sessions in late spring 2017 in partnership with Deque, a nationally recognized firm that specializes in electronic accessibility. These sessions will help all campus stakeholders identify the steps needed to make materials accessible, and will provide in depth technical training as needed.
In addition, the Center for Teaching and Learning will provide faculty with training and support in making instructional materials and online courses accessible.
Marquette University websites will be brought into compliance as they are migrated into the new content management system. Additional training and online resources will be made available to assist content managers as part of the CMS project, and to assist those managing sites or applications that are outside the scope of the content management project.
For more information and/or questions about the policy, contact Anne Deahl, associate vice provost for academic support and retention.