We are an institution created with the goal to form competent professionals, individuals that are responsible, innovative, and able to transmit relevant knowledge and interact in changing times successfully. We utilize human capital that is qualified and able to use the latest technology to transfer knowledge to the students. We foster research and development to respond to the changes in economics, social, scientific, and environment on a local, national, and international level.
URBE University Policy
The University will develop, procure, maintain and use information and communication technology that ensure people with disabilities have comparable access to them.
All new or modified online content and functionality, including the education platform features, will be accessible to people with disabilities as measured by conformance to the benchmark standards set forth below, except where doing so would impose a fundamental alteration or undue burden.
In the event of a fundamental alteration or undue burden, the University will nevertheless provide equally effective alternate access. Alternate access will ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that persons with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to obtain the same result, to gain the same benefit, or to reach the same level of achievement, in the most integrated setting appropriate to the person’s needs. The University is committed to provide information where you can perceive, operate and understand.
URBE University adheres to these universally accepted benchmark standards established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in meeting accessibility commitments.
- W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.
- W3C’s Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 for software used to create web content; Level AA.
- W3C’s User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) 1.0 for user agents supplied by the University, including media players.
To achieve compliance with these standards, the University will use the following specifications and best practices (among others):
- Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0.
- W3C’s MathML 3.0 specification for digital mathematical and scientific notation.
- The DAISY Consortium’s Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) Standard or the International Digital Publishing Forum’s (IDPF) EPUB 3 specification for digital publications and documents
- W3C’s Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT) for non-web software and content.
Understanding the Four Principles of Accessibility
The guidelines, put forth by W3C, are organized around the following four principles, which lay the foundation necessary for anyone to access and use web content. Anyone who wants to use the web must have content that is:
- Perceivable: Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive that isn’t invisible to all of their senses.
- Operable: User interface components and navigation must be operable.
- Understandable: Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.
- Robust: Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies, and remain accessible as technologies and user agents evolve.
Accessibility & Usability Specialists
URBE University designated Accessibility & Usability Specialists within the Disability Services Department to work with Accessibility Leadership to ensure the policies are adopted and supported.
Accessibility & Usability Specialists work in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources at URBE. They retain responsibility for monitoring the University’s compliance with accessibility requirements and ensuring University websites and applications are as accessible as possible to the widest range of users using the guidelines found in this policy.
The Accessibility & Usability Specialists shall be responsible for providing guidance to URBE University and its departments on accessibility relative to the requirements of this policy, and training on accessibility as necessary and appropriate. They can be reached at AccessibilitySupport@urbe.university/.
Regarding Assistive Technology
URBE University and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) entered into a Resolution Agreement under which the University reaffirms its commitment to ensure independent and equal access to its programs, benefits and services for all students.