When a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information and participate in activities as fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability.

Digital Accessibility

Design of technology products and online environments that allow individuals with disabilities to use the service, product, or function without experiencing any barriers. This is especially important as digital spaces are becoming increasingly essential to participation in social and educational experiences.

Digital Application/Software

A computer program or software created to carry out or facilitate a task on a computing device.

Digital Content

Includes anything on College websites and within the Learning Management System, Canvas including, but not limited to, audio, video, images, tables, forms, and documents (in any format, including .docx and .pdf), registration forms, surveys, and HTML.

College Websites

Any public-facing website within a Teachers College domain used by College staff, students, and faculty.

Equally Effective Alternate Access Plan (EEAAP)

A plan that describes how the institution will provide “equally effective alternate access” to the same information or services offered by a technology that does not meet TC’s accessibility standards.

Web-based Application

A web-based program created to carry out or facilitate a task on a computing device.

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