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Accessibility and Usability at EOU


Statement of Commitment with the ADA

Eastern Oregon University is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities, as well as other applicable federal and state laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities. Under the ADA and its amendments, a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The ADA also protects individuals who have a record of a substantially limiting impairment or who are regarded as disabled by the institutions whether qualified or not. A substantial impairment is one that significantly limits or restricts a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking or caring for oneself.

Digital Accessibility Statement

Eastern Oregon University is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

EOU takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Includes accessibility in our strategic goals
  • Integrates accessibility into our procurement practices
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our faculty and staff

Conformance Status

We are working to ensure that all web pages, websites and web-based software published, hosted or used by EOU will meet the standards and guidelines outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 published by the W3C as follows. It is our goal to ensure pages will meet level AA guidelines with limited exceptions.

Eastern¬†Oregon University is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities with reasonable accommodations and support needed to ensure equal access to the academic programs and activities of the University. All accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. A student requesting any accommodations should first contact the Office of Disability Resources to coordinate services. This office will review documentation provided by the student and, in consultation with the student, determines which accommodations are appropriate to the student’s particular needs and academic programs.

If you have concerns about site accessibility please contact the Disability Services Office to report your concern(s) and to receive accommodation.

Contact Information

Disability Services Office

Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd.
Loso Hall, Room 236
La Grande, OR 97850-2899

Phone: (541) 962-3081
Fax: (541) 962-3820
E-Mail: barlowm@sou.edu