Implementation Timeline

The Rutgers IT Accessibility initiative is a continuous, multi-year effort. View the implementation plan below to see what we have done and plan to do going forward. We will continue to audit, update, and develop new web pages to ensure that the standards in our web accessibility policy are met.


Time Action Leaders
January 27, 2016 University Senate transmitted its final resolution endorsing the policy and recommending its implementation to President Barchi. University Senate
February 2016 OIT will purchase the recommended web auditing tool and will complete an accessibility baseline audit and ongoing reports for all University websites to meet standards outlined in the W3C Web Accessibility Policy. Chairs of WAPG

WAPG members
March 2016 Baseline audits will be performed with selected web accessibility monitoring tool Manager Accessible Technology
April 2016 The WAPG will establish a list of ten web accessibility issues to audit university sites during the first year of implementation. This list will also establish the training materials and training protocols for the academic year. A new list of top web accessibility issues will be established every six months for three years. Training on these top issues will be provided to coincide with the audits every six months. WAPG members
May 2016 The WAPG will request information from all Administrative Council units to develop a plan for making websites accessible and detailing progress, activities, person's responsible, and baseline information regarding compliance with the top ten web accessibility standards established. Chairs of WAPG

Manager of Accessible Technology
Summer 2016 A series of university-wide Web accessibility trainings will be planned and a training schedule for the next fiscal year will be established to include synchronous and asynchronous webinars and trainings. The topics of the trainings will include the top ten list established by the WAPG. The trainings will be recorded and available on the web site. A log of trainings and attendees to the trainings will be kept by the WAPG. Chairs of WAPG
Fall 2016 A University-wide reporting system will be implemented by the WAPG. This reporting system will be utilized as a means of assessment and planning to meet the three year strategic plan goal. Re-assessment of reporting strategies may be necessary during the three year strategic plan and as needed to ensure current trends in technology and information are considered. Chairs of WAPG

Manager of Accessible Technology
December 30, 2016 -
December 30, 2019

Ongoing yearly afterward
Ongoing auditing and reporting of each Administrative Council unit will be accomplished every six months and an annual report will be conducted and submitted no later than December 30 each year until the three year strategic plan cycle has been met.

WAPG will review the reports, provide individualized feedback to each Administrative Council member through the ITAC group, provide guidance on accomplishing the set strategic plan goals, develop ongoing rubrics for completion of the 3 year strategic plan and will establish a continued framework for measuring the progress of the implementation plan. After the three year strategic plan cycle, re-assessment of a new strategic plan may be necessary.
Chairs of WAPG, Members of WAPG, and Manager of Accessible Technology