Recent Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Case Settlements in Higher Education

Date Institution Resolution Summary
2015 University of Phoenix
  • Designate two IT Disability Coordinators
  • Provide effective Disability Technology Help Desk Support for students
  • Provide accessibility training to all personnel (from administrators to developers)
  • Provide new accessible online content and functionality
  • Audit of existing inaccessible content and functionality
2014 University of Cincinnati
  • Designate Section 504/Title II Coordinators
  • Implement Web accessibility policy
  • Provide accessibility training to all personnel (from administrators to developers)
  • Ensure website and LMS mechanisms in place for accessibility
  • Third party certification to meet IT standards by the institution
2014 University of Montana
  • Designate EIT Coordinator
  • Implement EIT accessibility policy and procedures
  • Develop/institute procurement procedures
  • Provide accessibility training to all personnel (from administrators to developers)
  • Complete EIT accessibility audit
  • Ensure websites, LMS, library services, etc. mechanisms in place for accessibility
2012 Penn State University
  • Develop EIT accessibility policy statement
  • Develop/implement EIT accessibility policy and procedures
  • Develop and institute procurements
  • Ensure websites, LMS, etc. mechanisms in place for accessibility