DOJ Settlement Agreements Related to Accessibility of Websites and Online Systems in the Employment Context

List of Settlements

1. Settlement Agreement Between The United States Of America and The City Of Dekalb, Illinois, DJ No. 205-23-59 [Paragraph 20]

2. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the City of Fallon, Nevada, DJ  No.205-46-12 [Paragraph 20]

3. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, DJ No. 205-67-11 [Paragraph 20]

4. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the City of  Vero Beach, Florida, DJ No. 205-18-16 [Paragraph 20]

5. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the City of Parowan, Utah, DJ No. 205-77-1 [Paragraph 20]

6. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, DJ No. 205-49-24 [Paragraph 20]

7. Settlement Agreement Between  The United States Of America and The City Of Woodlake [Paragraph 9(d)]

8.  Settlement Agreement Between The United States Of America And Illinois State Police [Paragraph 16] [Paragraph 17]

9. Settlement Agreement Between The United States Of America And Florida State University, DJ No. 205-17-13 [Paragraph 22]

171. Aleeha Dudley, Plaintiff, And United States Of America,  Plaintiff-Intervenor, V. Miami University, Et Al., Defendants. Case No.: 1:14-Cv-38  [Paragraph 32]

Description of Applicable Terms

1. Settlement Agreement Between The United States Of America and The City Of Dekalb, Illinois, DJ No. 205-23-59

Web Accessibility

20. Within one hundred and fifty (150) days of the effective date of this Agreement, the City shall ensure that its employment opportunities website and job applications contained therein conform to, at a minimum, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria and other Conformance Requirements (“WCAG 2.0 AA”). The WCAG 2.0 AA is available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

2. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the City of Fallon, Nevada, DJ  No.205-46-12

Web Accessibility

20. Within one hundred and twenty (120) days of the effective date of this Agreement, the City shall ensure that its employment opportunities website and job applications contained therein conform to, at a minimum, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria and other Conformance Requirements (“WCAG 2.0 AA”). The WCAG 2.0 AA is available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

3. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the City of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, DJ No. 205-67-11

Web Accessibility

20. Within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this Agreement, the City shall ensure that its employment opportunities website and job applications contained therein conform to, at a minimum, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria and other Conformance Requirements (“WCAG 2.0 AA”). The WCAG 2.0 AA is available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

4. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the City of  Vero Beach, Florida, DJ No. 205-18-16

Web Accessibility

20. Within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this Agreement, the City shall ensure that its employment opportunities website and job applications contained therein conform to, at a minimum, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria and other Conformance Requirements (“WCAG 2.0 AA”). The WCAG 2.0 AA is available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

5. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the City of Parowan, Utah, DJ No. 205-77-1

Web Accessibility

20. Within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this Agreement, the City shall ensure that its employment opportunities website and job applications contained therein conform to, at a minimum, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria and other Conformance Requirements (“WCAG 2.0 AA”).The WCAG 2.0 AA is available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

6. Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America and the Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, DJ No. 205-49-24

Web Accessibility

20. Within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this Agreement, the City shall ensure that its employment opportunities website and job applications contained therein conform to, at a minimum, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria and other Conformance Requirements (“WCAG 2.0 AA”).The WCAG 2.0 AA is available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

7. Settlement Agreement Between  The United States Of America and The City Of Woodlake

9. The City shall:

(d) revise all City publications, including websites relating to any facet of employment, employment opportunities, and/or the process of applying for employment, to be consistent with the requirements of title I of the ADA.

8. Settlement Agreement Between The United States Of America And Illinois State Police

16. The ISP agrees that it will:

(a) eliminate its policy of automatically excluding applicants for cadet jobs who use assistive devices such as hearing aids  to attenuate  hearing loss; 
(b) implement a hiring policy whereby cadet job applicants who use hearing aids are individually assessed to determine their eligibility for hiring; and
(c) revise all publications, including websites relating to any facet of employment, employment opportunities, and/or the process of applying for employment, to be consistent with the requirements of this paragraph.

17. The ISP agrees that it will:

(a) eliminate its policy of automatically excluding cadet job applicants who control their diabetes mellitus condition through the use of an insulin pump;
(b) implement a hiring policy whereby cadet job applicants who control their diabetes mellitus condition through the use of an insulin pump are individually assessed to determine eligibility for hiring; and
(c) revise all publications, including websites relating to any facet of employment, employment opportunities, and/or the process of applying for employment, to be consistent with the requirements of this paragraph.

9. Settlement Agreement Between The United States Of America And Florida State University, DJ No. 205-17-13

22. Within ninety (90) days of the Effective Date of this Agreement, FSU shall ensure that its FSU Police Department website, including its employment opportunities website and its mobile applications, conform to, at a minimum, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria and other Conformance Requirements (“WCAG 2.0 AA”). The WCAG 2.0 AA is available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.

171. Aleeha Dudley, Plaintiff, And United States Of America,  Plaintiff-Intervenor, V. Miami University, Et Al., Defendants. Case No.: 1:14-Cv-38

32. Within three (3) months of the entry of this Decree, Miami will create a WCAG 2.0 AA-conforming web page that contains instructions to permit:

(a) Qualified individuals with disabilities who are students, staff, or applicants for admission to Miami to submit or upload for Miami's remediation inaccessible documents, images, and multimedia that have been: (1) created by Miami and published on its websites; or (2) sent to or received at a Miami email address, or that have been posted to a Miami website (such as the Hub), by Miami students or staff in connection with curricular activities, student government, major student publications (Miami Student, Miami Quarterly, and UP Magazine), student organizations that have registered with Miami, residential life activities (e.g., dorm movie nights) sponsored or organized by Miami's Residence Hall Association, student participation in or attendance at campus theatrical and musical performances, student participation in or attendance at campus art shows, or student participation in or attendance at recreational events and activities (e.g., intramural sports).

(b) Qualified individuals with disabilities who are former students of Miami to submit or upload for Miami's remediation inaccessible files (e.g., documents, images, and multimedia) on websites that Miami directs former students to use for completion of critical or important functions (e.g., websites used for obtaining transcripts).

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