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Penn State Policy AD-69 and WCAG 2.0

Penn State Policy AD-69 “Accessibility of Electronic and Information Technlogy” was created in August 2011 and updated in 2016 to specify the required accessibility accommodations for Penn State Web sites, digital documents, multimedia and software tools.

AD-69 Policy and Accessibility

To quote from policy AD-69:

“Those standards to which AD-69 requires conformance [include] (WCAG) Version 2.0, AA conformance level [and other related standards].”

“This policy applies to all official University electronic and information technology (EIT) used to conduct core University academic and business activities” where EIT includes “information technologies, web pages, web-based applications, operating system-based applications, online instructional content, services, and resources.”

Policy AD-25: Video Captioning and Accessibility

In addition to Policy AD-69, Policy AD-25 “Video Productions” specifies that promotional videos should also comply with accessibility guidelines.

Faculty Senate Policy 43-00: Syllabus Statement

As of Fall 2012, Faculty Senate Policy 43-00 specifies that all course syllabi must include “information on procedures related to academic adjustments identified by the Office of Disability Services”. See Accessibility Syllabus Language for recommended language.

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