SOU Accessibility Statement

Southern Oregon University is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, (ADAAA) 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 having a disability. 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

Southern 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.

SOU 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

All web pages, websites and web-based software published, hosted or used by SOU will meet the standards and guidelines outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 published by the W3C as follows. All pages will meet level AA guidelines with limited exceptions. 

 Accessibility Policies and Procedures

Additional Information....

On Accessibility at SOU can be found at: https://inside.sou.edu/accessibility/index.html