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Accessibility & Policy Support

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/academic/accessibility.html

Academic Technology Services is a strong advocate for learners of all types of physical and cognitive abilities. In partnership with our colleagues in the Accessibility Resources, we provide services for captioning digital media, braille production for course materials, and a range of other services for support to help ensure that we are creating a landscape at Minnesota State University, Mankato that promotes the principles of Universal Design for Learning.

We also serve as a clearinghouse for information and practical guidance in remaining compliant with a broad range of legal and ethical obligations under University, MNSCU, local, state, and federal laws, from everything ranging from Copyright and Intellectual Property to FERPA, HIPAA, and Minnesota data privacy and protection requirements.

Minnesota State University, Mankato IT Accessibility Statement

Minnesota State University, Mankato is committed to ensuring that all individuals have equal access to information resources and technologies associated with administration and services, courses of instruction, departmental programs, and University-sponsored activities, through its compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. ‘794 d), as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105 – 220), August 7, 1998.

Please request assistance by calling the IT Service Desk at ext. 6654 or emailing helpdesk@mnsu.edu to arrange to have your materials made accessible.

Media Digitizing and Management Services

Faculty may request that media be digitized and made available for use in their courses. In an effort to remain in greater compliance with our interpretation of Fair Use provisions, materials digitized through ATS will be made available to students currently enrolled in your course, and will utilize basic digital rights management (DRM) technical provisions associated with streaming-on-demand technologies.

Legal Compliance Support Services

ATS provides information and processes designed to help keep the Institution and our faculty in compliance with a range of legal and ethical obligations dealing with issues ranging from copyright and intellectual property to accessibility and Universal Design for Learning to federal guidelines for protected data. Below are links to information on the Web providing a basic overview on some of the most important issues related to these topics.