Policy

The following links represent the most recent official HSU campus accessibility policy, as a result of this HSU Executive Memorandum, and the federal laws that require Web pages to be accessible to individuals with disabilities.

HSU Assessibility Policy

HSU Guidelines for a Reasonably Accessible Web Site

All HSU Web sites must comply with these 19 checkpoints in order to meet minimum Web accessibility standards. Download the PDF version.

HSU Review Process for Web Sites

Coming soon

Legal History and Federal Laws

The United States Department of Justice – Disabilities

Links to disability-related resources, publications, and complaint-filing procedures.

Anti-Discrimination Laws

There are several Federal laws that prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities. The following brief descriptions of the most relevant laws are from “A Guide to Disability Rights Laws”, U.S. Department of Justice, August 2001.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications.

Rehabilitation Act

The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by Federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in Federal employment, and in the employment practices of Federal contractors.