North Greenville Univesity (NGU) is committed to serving all members of the community and providing individuals with easily accessible pathways to education. Our user-friendly website makes information available to the broadest possible audience. As an inclusive institution, NGU is continually working on website accessibility.
NGU endeavors to have its website comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and include the state of California comparable Government Code Sections 7405, 11135 and 111546.7; and WCAG 2.1, conformance level AA.
Web Accessibility Policy
To ensure access for persons with disabilities, Brown University websites shall meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). University websites must comply with WCAG 2.1, Conformance Level AA. These internationally recognized guidelines establish standards of accessibility for information in a web page or web application, including information such as text, images and sounds, as well as code or markup that defines architecture and presentation of web and online content.
North Greenville University website: Any website on the ngu.edu domain, or any official North Greenville website, related to the institution’s programs, services, activities, or employees.
Web content editor: Any individual with the ability to create, edit or remove web content on the website.
University Marketing & Creative Services (UMCS) is responsible for the procurement, development, and/or maintenance of accessible web templates within NGU’s centrally maintained content management system(s).
Web content editors are responsible for ensuring that each piece of web content they create, edit or maintain on a University site complies with this policy. All web content editors are required to complete NGU’s Website Accessibility Training. Web content editors must immediately report web accessibility complaints regarding their content to the director of UMCS.
Developing New Pages
The Office of University Marketing & Creative Services will evaluate the accessibility of each new page prior to its public release on the ngu.edu domain. New pages that do not comply with this policy will not be publicly released until the site’s accessibility issues are resolved.
Official North Greenville pages/sites not on the ngu.edu domain must request an accessibility review prior to launch from the Office of University Marketing & Creative Services and should not be publicly released until any accessibility issues are resolved.
Addressing Accessibility Issues
Office of University Marketing & Creative Services (UMCS) serves as the first point of contact for site users or visitors who have concerns about the accessibility of ngu.edu. UMCS will work with the appropriate offices or individuals to provide access to the content in question and to resolve the accessibility issue.
When a web content editor receives a complaint about content accessibility on North Greenville University’s website, the individual or department has 30 days to address the issue. If the content accessibility issue is not addressed within 30 days, the Office of University Marketing & Creative Services reserves the right to take the website offline until the issue is resolved.