Dedicated Book Readers

The University will not purchase, require, recommend or promote use of a dedicated electronic book reader for use by students in its classes, curricula, or other programs unless or until such electronic book reader is fully accessible to individuals with visual impairments or the University provides a reasonable modification for this type of technology to individuals needing such modification due to visual impairments. A dedicated electronic book reader will be considered fully accessible to individuals with visual impairments if all uses of the device that are available to individuals without disabilities are available to individuals with visual impairments in a manner which ensures that its use in the University is equally as effective for individuals with visual impairments as it is for others.

A "dedicated electronic book reader" means any wireless, hand-held, electronic book reader marketed as a dedicated device for the express purpose of being used exclusively as an electronic book. "Reasonable modification" means that visually impaired individuals may access and acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as sighted students with substantially equivalent ease of use.