The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is committed to ensuring equal access to information that is presented online.
As part of this commitment, university web content must be accessible to everyone, including individuals with physical, sensory, or cognitive impairments, with or without the use of assistive technology.
To comply with UB’s Web Accessibility Policy, SEAS is instituting a supplemental policy for all online documents such as PDFs, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
Any document referenced/linked on a SEAS website must be accessible and presented in a format that is clear and well-organized. All new or newly modified online documents must go through the SEAS Office of Communications to be tagged and checked for accessibility prior to publication. In order for a document to be remediated and approved for publication, it must meet the following criteria:
Anyone who wishes to add a document to a SEAS website should email the SEAS Office of Communications at email@example.com prior to publication and include the following:
When a request is submitted, the SEAS Office of Communications will review and remediate the document and send it back to the submitter for a final review. Once approved by both parties, the SEAS Office of Communications will provide the accessible document to the submitter, which they can upload into the UBCMS Digital Asset Manager (DAM). Document remediation may take up to five business days per document or longer depending on the number of pages.