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Chapter 3339-19 | Information Technology

Rule 3339-19-06 | Telecommunications.

Telephone services provided by Miami university are for university business. University telephone services are not to be used to support private business practices. Personal long distance calls may not be charged to university accounts, but may be made from university telephones if the caller has established a personal account through the it services office of telecommunications or places such calls as third party billed or by using a personal telephone credit card. Employees issued telephone credit cards by the university shall limit their usage to university business only.

(A) Policy on use of cellular telephones and photographic imaging devices

(1) Classrooms/exams. Faculty may ban the use of cellular telephones and other communication and storage devices during class periods and/or exam periods. This policy is not meant to conflict with reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

(2) Automobiles/dangerous equipment. Cellular telephones should not be used in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of a state-owned vehicle or a personal vehicle on university business. Cellular telephones may not be used by anyone operating dangerous equipment while working for the university.

(3) Restrooms/locker rooms. Due to privacy reasons, taking photographic images of any kind, by means of any device, without permission is prohibited in restrooms and locker rooms. Facilities managers have the right to ban, by posting appropriate signs, possession of cellular telephones and/or devices with photographic imaging capability from public restrooms and public locker rooms.

(B) Policy on cellular telephone service

(1) The university does not provide employees with mobile devices and/or cellular service used at any time for personal communications. Cellular service includes both voice and data services, regardless of the mobile device used (e.g., cell phone, ipad). Employees will be responsible for the purchase of mobile devices and payment of cellular services.

(a) Cellular service stipend The university will provide to eligible employees a monthly cellular service stipend to partially offset the expense of cellular service. The university will establish the amount of the cellular service stipends for the coming fiscal year and any change in the amount will be announced at least ninety days prior to the effective date of the change. Employees may be eligible for a voice-only or a voice and data stipend. The stipend will be included in the employees paycheck and is taxable to the employee.

A cellular service stipend may be provided to an employee upon the written approval of his/her department head and may be provided for the following reasons:

(i) The employee travels frequently on university business;

(ii) The employee has duties that require him/her to be out of the office on a regular basis;

(iii) The employee must be accessible to the university in the event of an emergency; or

(iv) The employee has a job function that requires off-site internet access.

(b) University-owned devices and/or university-paid cellular service

(i) A university-owned device and/or university-paid cellular service may be provided to an employee, in lieu of a cellular service stipend, upon the written approval of a vice president or the president when the following conditions are met:

(a) The device and/or cellular service are essential to the employees ability to perform his or her duties; and

(b) The device and/or cellular service are used exclusively for university business. Department heads are expected to periodically review authorizations for employee cellular service stipends and/or employee use of a university-owned device and/or university-paid cellular service. Cellular service stipends and cellular devices and services may be withdrawn by the university at any time and for any reason.

(c) Obtaining cellular devices/services

(i) Miami employees may purchase mobile devices and/or cellular service through the office of telecommunications. The office of telecommunications has negotiated several favorable mobile device pricing and cellular service options with national service providers for employees in need of cellular devices and/or cellular service. Employees may obtain assistance with their personal cellular needs from the staff of the mitech cellular or visit to review available options.

(d) Data and email storage on mobile devices

(i) Employees who use their mobile devices to access Miami email must configure the mobile device to ensure that any email messages sent/received on the device will be retained on Miamis email servers. Employees who use their mobile device to access confidential Miami data must configure the device to meet the universitys mobile device security standards. IT services will configure each covered employees Miami-provided email account to automatically push the security standards to the employees device(s), and the employee is responsible for contacting it services to resolve any technical issues that prevent the security standards from being successfully applied to the device(s). Upon retirement or separation from employment, employees must ensure that all Miami data is removed from the mobile device.

Employees should conduct all university-related email using their Miami-provided email account. It is also the responsibility of any employee receiving a mobile stipend or university-paid cellular service to ensure that any records, as defined in Miamis records retention policy are maintained in accordance with that policy. These records are university-owned records, may be subject to the Ohio Public Records Act, and the employee may be required to produce them for inspection and copying. If your mobile device contains files and/or information that qualify as university records, it is your responsibility to maintain those records in accordance with the universitys records retention policy and to produce them upon request.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3339.1
Amplifies: 3339.1
Prior Effective Dates: 11/4/1977, 10/24/1986, 3/31/1988, 9/30/1999, 9/13/2012, 3/6/2015
Rule 3339-19-08 | Accessible technology policy.

(A) Purpose:

Miami university is committed to providing equal opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in, and benefit from, Miami university's services, programs, and activities. The purpose of this rule is to acknowledge that Miami universitys commitment to equal opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities includes services, programs, and activities that Miami university delivers through web-based, digital, and emerging technologies.

(B) Definitions:

"Equally effective alternate access," with respect to electronic and information technology, means an alternative format, medium, or other aid that timely and accurately communicates the same content as does the original format or medium, and which is appropriate to an individuals disability. To provide equally effective alternate access, Miami university shall provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services as necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to obtain the same result, gain the same benefit, or reach the same level of achievement, in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs, but Miami university need not ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities achieve the identical result or level of achievement as individuals without disabilities. Nothing in this rule requires Miami university to take any action that results in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service, program, or activity or undue financial and administrative burden. Miami university will, nevertheless ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that qualified students with disabilities receive the benefits or services provided by Miami university.

"Fundamental alteration" means a change to a service, program, or activity that fundamentally alters the nature of the service, program, or activity, which includes academic courses or technology. While not required under this policy to undertake actions that would constitute a fundamental alteration to a service, program, or activity, Miami university will take any other action that would not result in such an alteration, but would nevertheless ensure that, to the maximum extent possible, qualified individuals with disabilities receive the benefits or services provided by Miami university.

"Legacy pages" means web pages created and published before January 2012.

"Timely" and "timeliness" mean access in sufficient time for the person with the disability to have an equal opportunity to obtain the same result, to gain the same benefit, or to reach the same level of achievement as persons without disabilities.

Web content accessibility guidelines ("WCAG") refers to standards for web content accessibility that have been developed by the world wide web consortium ("W3C"), an international community where member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop web standards. For purposes of this rule, Miami university utilizes wcag version 2.0, level aa when determining web content accessibility.

(C) Policy

(1) Web content

Beginning December 14, 2016, all new and redeveloped web pages, web applications, and web content, created by Miami university, on websites and subdomains used for Miami university's academic divisions, academic departments, and administrative offices shall conform to wcag 2.0 aa. A listing of covered websites can be found at In addition, for all websites and subdomains used for Miami universitys academic divisions, academic departments, and administrative offices, all web pages, web applications, and web content that were created and published on or after January 2012 shall be made to conform to wcag 2.0 aa by June 2018. Legacy pages shall be made accessible upon request of a qualified student with a disability. Exceptions to these requirements for certain types of content may be found at Any requests for exceptions for specific content should be directed to the accessible technology coordinator.

(2) Textbook and course material accessibility

Miami university will provide individuals with disabilities who register with student disability services (sds) equally effective communication of curricular materials (e.g., textbooks, workbooks, articles, compilations, presentations, collaborative assignments, videos, and images or graphical materials) converted to alternate formats (see procedures for requesting alternative format materials at In selecting texts and book-length course materials, including any supplementary digital applications or content provided by the publishers of such texts and book-length course materials, Miami university academic departments will consider the availability of materials in accessible electronic formats, such as: the daisy consortiums digital accessible information system "DAISY" standard and the international digital publishing forums epub3 specification for digital publication and documents; wcag 2.0 aa and the w3cs web accessibility initiative accessible rich internet applications suite ("WAI-ARIA") 1.0 for web content; the w3cs authoring tool accessibility guidelines ("ATAG") 2.0 for web authoring tools; the w3cs guidance on applying wcag 2.0 to non-web information and communications technologies ("WCAG2ICT") and section 508-1194.21 for non-web software and content; the w3cs mathematical markup language ("MathML") 3.0 for materials incorporating digital mathematical and scientific notation; the braille authority of north Americas ("BANA") guidelines and standards for tactile graphics (2010) and the bana guidelines for the production of braille materials through the use of braille production software (2007) for hard copy braille; and any successors to these standards.

(3) Student organization websites

The websites, web pages, and web applications (e.g., "The Hub,") that Miami university provides for use by student organizations that have registered with Miami university shall conform with wcag 2.0 aa, and shall not block or interfere with any accessibility features in content uploaded by student organization content providers. These websites, web pages, and web applications shall employ templates with fields designed to assist content providers with producing and uploading wcag 2.0 aa-conforming content, and Miami university will provide other tools and resources to assist student organization content providers with producing and uploading wcag 2.0 aa-conforming content.

(4) Procurement

All web technology or software that Miami university procures for use by its students shall conform to the relevant accessibility standards (a listing of relevant standards can be found at as long as the technology is commercially available and its purchase does not result in undue financial and administrative burdens or a fundamental alteration. If a product is available and meets some, but not all, of the relevant accessibility standards, Miami university will procure the product that best meets the standard, unless its purchase would result in undue financial and administrative burdens or a fundamental alteration, or unless an exception applies pursuant to Miami universitys accessible technology procurement policy. The accessmu website, website contains a listing of exceptions. Exceptions can only be granted by the procurement review committee.

(5) Links to additional resources

Grievance process: Students who believe they have been denied appropriate disability-related accommodations, including appropriate auxiliary aids and services, may file a grievance with Miami university's student disability services or with Miami universitys office of equity and equal opportunity: grievance procedures.

Inaccessible digital file conversion submission page: Qualified individuals with disabilities who are students, staff, or applicants for admission to Miami university may submit or upload for Miamis remediation inaccessible documents, images, and multimedia: created by Miami university and published on its websites, or sent to or received at a Miami university email address, or posted to a Miami website (such as the hub, by Miami university 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 university, residential life activities (e.g., dorm movie nights) sponsored or organized by Miamis 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). Remediation may be requested using the inaccessible digital file conversion submission page.

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

Miami university generally will remediate inaccessible files within three business days of submission or upload. If remediation cannot be accomplished within this time frame, Miami university will advise the submitting individual of the steps it will take to remediate the file, as well as the time frame it anticipates it will need to complete the remediation.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3339.01
Amplifies: 3339.01