Web Accessibility Policy
Note: The purpose of this Web Accessibility Policy is to help guide Las Positas College in creating accessible web pages until an official policy is written and adopted by the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.
In keeping with Las Positas College’s ongoing commitment to provide access for all students in our community, a Web Accessibility Policy has been established. This policy is intended to help faculty, staff, and students facilitate the design of web materials so that all web pages/sites are accessible to people with disabilities.
Electronic communication and information technology are significant means by which the college provides information to students, faculty, staff and other constituents. Although the Web has the potential to make information more accessible to disabled individuals, it relies on web developers to ensure that accessibility is achieved.
Las Positas College is required by Federal Law (the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act) to provide access to its programs and services to all qualified individuals. Just as these laws prevent Las Positas College from designing buildings with no wheelchair access, they similarly prevent Las Positas College from designing web sites that deny access to persons who access the web through screen readers, cannot hear audio content, or are unable to use a mouse.
Therefore, all parts and functions of official campus websites must be accessible to individuals with disabilities, unless there is a compelling and legally justifiable reason not to do so.
All websites must be accessible. If a web page or site is found to be out of compliance, the website author will be notified that changes need to be made. These changes should be made in a timely manner. If not, the appropriate administrator/supervisor will be notified.
This policy was accepted by the Technology Committee as of April 28, 2003.