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SensusAccess and FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

SensusAccess is an automated service used to convert instructional material into alternate formats (e.g., Braille, audio, large-print) and to remediate inaccessible material.

SensusAccess is licensed on an institutional level and individual users are not registered. All transaction logs are anonymised and Sensus does not collect, store, transmit, or otherwise handle personal information, nor any type of information submitted by users to the service for conversion. Furthermore, Sensus does not share user information with any third party.

Sensus uses the email address provided by the requesting user to return the result of a document conversion to the user.

Users are advised to not submit personal and/or sensitive information to the service for conversion. Users can furthermore be prompted to confirm that they are not submitting personal and/or sensitive information to the service.