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Accessibility and SLS

covers what SUNY Library Services is doing to address accessibility both internally and for SUNY

EIT Priority

How will EIT priority be assessed?  

The first thing that your library and campus will want to address is what priority or impact level library databases and library applications will be.  As the expectations for testing, reviewing compliance documentation, and approach for different impact levels are different, this is an important first step.  

Most library databases will likely fall into the "medium impact" group, which means that use of the resource is important, but the resource is not public facing or required for all students.  Below are considerations for determining impact level and suggested conformance review expectations from the SUNY Procurement Accessibility Conformance Standards: Implementation Guidance, which is available on SUNY Blue.

The following are common examples of rationale for determining accessibility impact level:
Low Impact

  • EIT is not part of an essential program, service, or activity
  • Low number of users
  • Single instance, intended for individual use

Medium Impact

  • Limits access to a program/service, but is not essential
  • Moderate amount of users
  • Use by an individual department or school, but not used across the entire campus
  • Use by an entire college (one college within a larger campus)

High Impact

  • EIT is part of an essential program, service, or activity
  • Great amount of users
  • Public-facing or publicly available EIT
  • Enterprise-wide EIT

Additional inaccessibility impact considerations include assessing disability subcategories who may be most affected by inaccessibility, such as those with color blindness, cognitive disabilities, manual impairments, hearing impairments, persons who are blind or have low vision, persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and more.

Exception/Alternative Access Process (see Dealing with Non-Compliant Resources)