Accessible TechnologiesAccessible Technologies is a strong advocate for learners of all types of physical and cognitive abilities. In partnership with our colleagues in 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, Minnesota State, local, state, and federal laws, from everything ranging from Copyright and Intellectual Property to FERPA, HIPAA, and Minnesota data privacy and protection requirements.
Faculty and staff can request an Accessibility Review to ensure the accessibility of digital content. Priority is given to rich media such as recorded lectures, videos and movies and interactive media pieces used in the courses.
In collaboration with Accessibility Resources, IT Solutions is available to consult with instructors, faculty and students who have a registered disability, or work with or teach a person with a registered disability, and to ensure that course materials are accessible and that workplace accommodations are adequate. The delivery of the parameters for this service are determined by customer's goals. The resolution time defined for this service is for the delivery of a plan to execute the customer's defined goals.
Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires we provide equivalent alternatives to content for users with disabilities. IT Solutions has a process to assist in document conversion of print materials for visually impaired learners and is available to work with instructors and students to provide translated course materials.
Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires we provide equivalent alternatives to content for users with disabilities. IT Solutions has a well-developed process for captioning media with nearly 100% accuracy available for faculty, staff, and students.
Instructors are increasingly dependent on a wide range of media to support instruction. If you have a video or audio clip, we can help get it digitized and posted online, while assisting in performing a four factors Fair Use analysis to ensure that we are as compliant as possible with copyright and intellectual property statutes.
- Services Included
- Charges for transcription/captioning may apply for groups outside of academic use. Estimates will be provided.
- All Minnesota State University Mankato faculty, staff, and students may access these services.
- Service Locations
- All Campus Locations
- Service Level Agreement: MNSU - Standard
- Standard Service Level Agreement: Response and resolution times for services are determined by the priority your request is given when it is received. This priority is determined by considering the scope, visibility, and operational impact of your request along with the urgency. Normal Priority: Time to Initial Response - 1 business day Time to Resolution - 5 business days Important Priority: Time to Initial Response - 1 business day Time to Resolution - 3 business days Critical Priority: Time to Initial Response - 4 hours Time to Resolution - 1 business day