Web Accessibility

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website and intranet to people with disabilities. We aim to ensure that our authoring tools and processes meet or exceed our web accessibility policy.

The policy will be reviewed annually on or before October 1. This policy was last reviewed on Tuesday, June 6, 2018, by the IAIA Webmaster and the website was tested at www.powermapper.com which found IAIA to be in compliance with W3C Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA conformance, and also with Section 508.

For questions and to report issues, please contact adaoffice@iaia.edu.

Disability Support Services

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the college’s services, programs, or activities.

IAIA does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices. The college will not ask a job applicant about the existence, nature, or severity of a disability. Applicants may be asked about their ability to perform specific job functions. Medical examinations or inquiries may be made, but only after a conditional offer of employment is made and only if required of all applicants for the position. The college will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability upon request unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship on the operation of the college’s business. To the extent its selection criteria for employment decisions have the effect of disqualifying an individual because of disability, those criteria will be job-related and consistent with business necessity.

IAIA will provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters and assistive listening devices, whenever necessary to ensure effective communication with members of the public and the campus community who have hearing, sight, or speech impairments, unless to do so would result in a fundamental alteration of its programs or an undue administrative or financial burden. A person who requires an accommodation or an auxiliary aid or service to participate in a college program, service, or activity, should contact the office of Jeminie Shell, the college’s Retention Director and ADA Coordinator, at (505) 424-5707 or adaoffice@iaia.edu as far in advance as possible but no later than 24 hours before the scheduled event.

Complaints that a college program, service, or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Jeminie Shell. Complaints of disability-based discrimination against applicants for IAIA employment or employees should be directed to Human Resources Director Todd Spilman.

The college will not place a surcharge on an individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

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