An Equally Effective Alternative Access Plan (EEAAP) documents how accommodations will be provided by the University to people who may experience an accessibility barrier to using a product or service that is not fully accessible on its own. The University of Oregon makes it a priority to only procure accessible products and services, but there are some situations, including when no accessible product exists, when departments may request a temporary exemption to accessibility requirements. In those cases, the department must have an approved EEAAP on file.
The ICT Accessibility Procedures lists the circumstances that potentially qualify a procurement for an exemption. Cost alone does not justify an exemption.
Submitting an EEAAP does not guarantee its approval, especially if the purchaser does not seek an expert accessibility evaluation before requesting an exemption. We highly recommend coordinating with the Digital Accessibility Architect, Human Resources, the Accessible Education Center, or other relevant parties when preparing this request. Once received, the Digital Accessibility Architect, in consultation with the ICT Accessibility Committee, will review the request, and either request additional information or approve the plan.
If approved, it is up to the requesting department to manage and maintain the plan. The Digital Accessibility Architect retains a copy of the EEAAP, and will provide it to relevant parties on request.
The EEAAP template is regularly updated. Please ensure that you're using the current version, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for assistance in completing the document.
Download the current EEAAP template (Last Updated: 2022-10-27)