Board of Education Policy 4510.4
Website Content and Accessibility
The Board of Education authorizes staff members to create content published on the internet through the COOR ISD website. Any and all web pages representing the District shall be maintained by the District and/or the contracted Content Management System.
A. Web content created by COOR staff and the contracted Content Management System will comply with state and federal law (e.g. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). The district will assure the web content related to educational services, programs, and activities is accessible by students, prospective students, employees, guests, and visitors with disabilities, particularly those with visual, hearing, or manual impairments or who otherwise require the use of assistive technology to access information, to be in compliance with the district’s non-discrimination policies.* The technical standard to assure compliance will be identified in the procedure related to this policy.
B. The administrator in charge of technology (or other individual(s) appointed by the Superintendent) will serve as the Website Accessibility Coordinator(s). The Website Accessibility Coordinator will coordinate and implement this policy and receive feedback from the public on any accessibility concerns. The Website Accessibility Coordinator may be reached at the COOR ISD Central Office, 11051 North Cut Road, P.O. Box 827, Roscommon, MI 48653, by phone at 989-275-9555, or by email at email@example.com.
C. Embedded content must meet the assurances identified in (A). Links to third-party content will be checked for compliance prior to publishing. Only third-party content which meets the assurances in (A) will be published or linked to the district website.
D. Staff authorized to edit web content will initially receive training on the Web Content and Accessibility Policy and procedures for creating accessible documents and web content and/or checking the accessibility of third-party websites and content. Thereafter, staff will minimally receive annual training to maintain compliance with this policy. Documentation of training will be kept by the Web Accessibility Coordinator.
E. Annual audits of district web content, including content provided by third parties, will be performed either by the Content Management System staff and/or the Web Accessibility Coordinator. Any problems identified will be remediated within a reasonable period of time. Results of these audits and a summary of corrective actions will be retained by the Web Accessibility Coordinator.
F. COOR ISD website will contain the notice that anyone with any accessibility concerns may:
- Contact the Web Accessibility Coordinator at the COOR ISD Central Office, 11051 North Cut Road, P.O.Box 827, Roscommon, MI 48653, by phone at 989-275-9555, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should the problem not be resolved, the complainant may:
- File a formal complaint through the district’s Section 504 and Americans with Disabilities Act grievance procedure*
- File a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202
G. The Superintendent shall prepare procedures for the implementation of this policy.
*Reference COOR ISD Non-discrimination Policies 2450, 5030, and 8015.
Legal Reference: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §794, and its implementing regulation, 34 C.F.R. Part 104; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §12131, and its implementing regulation, 28 C.F.R. Part 35.
Policy Approved Jan 10, 2018