Accessibility, Disclaimer and Web Standards

Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily.   Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.

In 1993, Governor Racicot issued a statement providing "assurance that state agencies will comply with the guidelines which require electronic and information technology accessibility" as established under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and in keeping with the spirit of The Americans with Disability Act.

The 2001 Montana Legislature passed HB 239 (now codified as 18-5-601 - 605, MCA) to provide for "access to information technology for individuals who are blind or visually impaired..."

ADA Accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights law that mandates the elimination of discrimination against persons with a qualifying disability. The Montana University System strives to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals to enable them to do the essential functions of a job. State agencies must also remove barriers to participation in state-sponsored programs, services and activities when necessary.

Additional accessibility resources and assistance are available at ADA.gov.

Disclaimer

No endorsement is intended or made of any hypertext link, product, service, or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this page or site. While all attempts are made to ensure the correctness and suitability of information under our control and to correct any errors brought to our attention, no representation or guarantee can be made as to the correctness or suitability of that information or any other linked information presented, referenced, or implied. All critical information should be independently verified. Any questions should be directed to the administrators of this or any other specific sites.

Web and W3C Standards

mus.edu strives to meet W3C Recommendations and other web industry standards, specifically conforming to XHTML 1.0, CSS Level 2, and Section 508.

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