Electronic Information, Communication and Technology (EICT) Accessibility at Purdue

The creation and dissemination of knowledge is a defining characteristic of universities and is fundamental to Purdue University's mission of learning, discovery and engagement. Delivery of information electronically is central to carrying out this mission. Acknowledging this fact, the University is committed to ensuring equal access to information for all its constituencies. 

Purdue University has created a Electronic Information, Communication and Technology Standard (S-5) that establishes minimum requirements for the accessibility of Electronic Information, Communication and Technology necessary to meet the University’s goals and ensure compliance with applicable law.

Expectations and Extensions 

Requests for extensions or exceptions to the Policy will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the campus Equal Opportunity Officer. A request for an extension or exception must be made, in writing, to your campus Equal Opportunity Officer. At West Lafayette, that is the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity. The Equal Opportunity Officer will evaluate each request on a case-by-case basis. Requests for extensions should include the reason compliance cannot be accomplished in the requisite time frame along with an anticipated time frame for compliance and/or the proposed alternative. Requests for exceptions may be granted where compliance is not technically possible or may require extraordinary measures due to the nature of the information and the intent of the Web page. Requests for exceptions must be based on issues other than cost alone.


The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and Marketing and Media will use Siteimprove to conduct random audits of web accessibility for Purdue University Web pages and individual Web pages that conduct university related business. Based on these audits, OIE and/or Marketing and Media will provide individualized feedback and guidance so accessibility can be improved.