SSU Web Standards - Accessibility Exemption Procedure

Departments may apply for an exemption from SSU's accessibility requirements. Sites with an exemption must meet the rest of SSU Web Standards Minimum Requirements.

  1. Application for exemption must be sent to the Web Advisory Committee - send email to barbara.moore@sonoma.edu and dan.condron@sonoma.edu. Include the following:
    1. Provide a reason or explanation – why is the exemption needed? Why the site can't meet 508 standards?
    2. Provide a plan for providing an equally effective alternate (EEA) site that meets accessibility requirements.
    3. Provide a plan for moving the primary site towards compliance.
  2. The Web Advisory Committee will review and approve or deny the application.
    1. If approved:
      1. The Web Advisory Committee will follow up with the requesting department within a specified short timeframe to confirm the availability of the EEA site.
      2. The Web Advisory Committee will follow up with the requesting department annually to check on progress towards an accessible primary site (one that does not require an exemption).
    2. If denied:
      1. The requesting department must go through site remediation to make the site accessible.
  3. The Web Advisory Committee will document the exemption process for each request (exemption requests, EEA sites, primary site progress checks, and remediation checks).