What is Electronic Information Technology?

“Electronic information and technology” or “EIT” is comprised of information technology and any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of data or information. The term includes, but is not limited to, the internet and intranet websites, content delivered in digital form; including, but not limited to, word processing documents, PDFs, presentations, publications, and spreadsheets which are scanned, uploaded, posted, or otherwise published or distributed electronically, electronic books and electronic book reading systems, search engines and databases, learning management systems, classroom technology, and multimedia, and personal response systems (“clickers”).

It also includes any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, creation, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. This term includes telecommunication products (such as telephones), information kiosks, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) transaction machines, computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware, and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources. In cases where multiple telecommunication devices exist within the same location (and it is not reasonable to ensure all devices meet Policy standards), at least one telecommunication device must be accessible. Experimental electronic information and technology in a production environment are not exempt from the CSCU Electronic Information and Technology Policy (external link).

What is accessible EIT?

Accessible EIT is designed to be usable by individuals with disabilities, including those who utilize assistive technologies. EIT may include electronic documents, websites, videos, software applications, hardware devices, etc. Accessible means that individuals with a disability can independently acquire the same information, and engage in the same interactions, in the same time frame as non-disabled individuals, with substantially equivalent ease of use.