Online University Consortium is currently investigating the most effective
ways to comply with government standards without duplicating compliance
efforts made by universities that are part of our group.
The consortium gets a lot of requests from governmental agencies
(i.e., at Federal, State & Local levels) interested in our online degree
programs. While we can, and do, educate employees of various agencies, we'd
like to represent an online provider network that is the most
compliant with government standards.
We currently work with public universities of higher education
who are non-profit, and like government agencies, themselves also state-owned
Online UC is now taking preliminary stages and seeking the
counsel of organizations like TecAccess on compliance issues such as
Section 508. According to Debra Ruh, President and Founder of TecAccess,
an expert on government compliance, "Most colleges and universities
see this as something they need to do, so most are addressing the issue. Many
educational institutions want to stay on top of these types of issues so
many have been
involved in complying with and helping to create standards."
We plan to keep all constituents informed of our progress. If you represent
a government agency involved in purchasing online degree programs and need
our assistance on issues related to compliance, please email us with specific
questions and we'll provide you with an update of our status.