Administrative Website or Webpage: A website or webpage is administrative if its primary function is governance, commerce, or navigation to institutional resources or publication of institutional information.
Critical Administrative Websites: These are websites determined by the campus to be important for its mission and operation.
Instructional Website or Web Content: A website or webpage, as well as the contents of such pages, is instructional if its primary function is as an informational resource for course completion. This includes but not limited to items such as course syllabi, reading materials, test materials and multimedia.
Learning Management System: A Learning Management System (LMS) is an administrative website. Content placed within the LMS may be either administrative (committee materials) or instructional (course materials) depending on its primary function.
Equally Effective: Equally effective communication for persons with disabilities is based on
(1) timeliness of delivery, (2) accuracy of translation, and (3) delivery in a manner and medium appropriate to the disability of the person. Aids, benefits, and services, to be equally effective, are not required to produce the identical result or level of achievement for disabled and non-disabled persons, but must afford disabled persons equal opportunity to obtain the same result, to gain the same benefit, or to reach the same level of achievement, in the most integrated setting appropriate to the person’s needs.
Fundamental Alteration: A modification to a university program or service may constitute a fundamental alteration if it changes the essential purpose of the product or service or any of its components. In situations where a fundamental alteration can be documented, an equally effective alternate form of access must still be provided.
Undue Burden: A modification to a university program or service may constitute an undue burden if it involves “significant difficulty or expense”. Because the Office of Civil Rights generally considers the institution’s entire budget when reviewing claims of undue burden, the decision to invoke undue burden should be carefully weighed and sufficiently documented. In situations where an undue burden can be documented, an equally effective alternate form of access must still be provided.