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eCommons: Cornell's Digital Repository

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Accessibility policy

NOTE: The following web accessibility policy will take effect October 15, 2019.

eCommons complies with Cornell University's policy, Web Accessibility 5.12 by requiring that newly submitted or updated text and audio/visual (A/V) content meets the standards described below. It is the responsibility of the submitter to comply with the policy by providing web accessible content. Repeated submission of non-compliant content may result in the suspension of submission privileges.

If you have any questions about whether or how this policy applies to your content, please contact us before submitting.

Accessibility standards and practices

  • PDF: PDFs shall pass Adobe Acrobat’s native accessibility check without errors.

  • MS Office documents: MS Office documents shall pass MS Office’s native accessibility check without errors.

  • A/V recordings: Machine-generated captions will be created for uncaptioned a/v recordings with spoken language. Upon request, CUL will provide a caption file to the submitter or submitting unit for correction.

Related information

Please see Help for submitters: Accessibility for information on creating web accessible PDFs, MS-Office documents, Google docs, and A/V content, and specialized metadata related to accessibility.

Web Accessibility Assistance