ICT Accessibility footprint

Information and communication technology (ICT) accessibility, formerly known as EIT, generally refers to software, hardware, digital content, and content standards that are used to provide and promote equal access to persons with disabilities. In higher education institutions such as Kent State University, the ICT Accessibility “footprint” typically includes, but is not limited to:

Software Applications

  • Applications installed on office and lab computers, applications used in tandem with face-to-face and online classes, mobile applications, simulations, etc.

Web/Cloud-based information and applications

  • Kent State University website, FlashLine, Banner, Blackboard Learn, Google Drive, Online application forms, Qualtrics forms, KSU app, Online labs, 3rd party web services (free or paid) such as marketing, specialized websites, publisher websites, etc.

Digital Documents/Materials

  • All digital content posted to the Kent State University website or within face-to-face and online courses such as syllabi, course information, assignments, Word docs, PDF files, videos, audio, multimedia, university forms, university business documents, etc.



  • Phones, Voicemail, Video Conferencing, Screen sharing technologies

Self-contained products

  • Headphones, headsets, touchscreens, operable controls (key carded door openers), public information kiosks, public sound systems, computers, clickers/personal response systems, etc.