The City University of New York (CUNY) is committed to providing students, faculty, staff, and the general public with the technology and information they need, and to making these resources accessible to all, in accordance with CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination and applicable law.
All of the University’s electronic and information technologies must be accessible to all individuals who wish to access them, and accessibility must be addressed in connection with the procurement, development, implementation, and ongoing maintenance for all existing and new electronic and information technology acquisitions.
It is the responsibility of all University administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure equal and effective electronic and information technology access.
Any information and technology including, but not limited to, computers and ancillary equipment, instructional materials, software, videos, multimedia, telecommunications, or web-based content or products, developed, procured, maintained, or used in carrying out university activities must be compliant with Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; New York State IT Policy NYS-P08-005, and other related local, state, and federal laws, and University policies.
Compliance means a person with a disability must be able to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability, and be able to do so in an equally effective manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information and services as timely, fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability.
Complaints concerning technology accessibility
Complaints that electronic information and information technologies are not accessible should be made under the process set forth in CUNY’s Procedures for Implementing Reasonable Accommodations at The City University of New York.
Students with complaints should contact their campus Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
Employees with complaints should contact the relevant Human Resources office.
Members of the public with complaints should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility of cuny.edu website
CUNY affirms its commitment to making web-based, electronic content accessible to everyone who uses the site. CUNY is further committed to a strategy of product enhancements that will keep pace with changing technology, accessibility guidelines, and regulations.
CUNY uses the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Version 2.0, AA conformance level as its accessibility standard.
CUNY welcomes comments or suggestions on improving the accessibility of its website and information technologies. Please send comments or suggestions on accessibility to: Accessibility@cuny.edu
CUNY’s web accessibility standards apply to all University web pages used to conduct University business or academic activities. Individuals or groups affiliated with CUNY who publish web pages that are hosted by the University and do not constitute University business are encouraged, but not required, to adopt the University’s standards.