Web Accessibility

The Mt. Pleasant Public Schools District agrees to take the following actions in regards to Web Accessibility:

  • the District will use W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to determine whether online content is accessible and techniques for web content, or other standard or combination of standards that will render online content accessible);
  • designate at least one individual (Web Accessibility Coordinator – Pat Onstott) and provide that individual with sufficient resources and authority to coordinate and implement the Web Accessibility Policy, and all other commitments relating to accessibility within this Agreement; Please contact Pat Onstott at ponstott@mtpleasant.edzone.net or 989-775-2210 x 20604 for any Web Accessibility issues.
  • provide a procedure to ensure that online content and information obtained through online content provided or developed by third parties is accessible.  This procedure should direct administrators and staff to ensure that any District acquisition or use of online content provided or developed by third parties (e.g. vendors, video-sharing websites such as YouTube, other open sources) that the District chooses to make available on its website will provide equal opportunity to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by the technology and equal treatment in the use of such technology;
  • annual training for any staff (e.g. administrators, faculty, support staff, student employees) responsible for creating or distributing information with online content to students, employees, guests, and visitors with disabilities, including, but not limited to, training on the Web Accessibility Policy and their roles and responsibilities to ensure that web design, documents, and multimedia content are accessible.  The training will be facilitated, in whole or in part, by an individual with sufficient knowledge, skill, and experience to understand and employ the technical standard(s) adopted by the District;
  • an accessibility audit (Audit) to be completed at regular intervals under the direction of the Web Accessibility Coordinator, during which information provided by the District through its online content is measured against the technical standard(s) adopted in the Web Accessibility Policy. All problems identified through the Audit will be documented, evaluated, and, if necessary, remediated within a reasonable period of time; and inform students, prospective students, employees, guests, and visitors that they may report violations of the technical standard(s) used by the District, file a formal complaint through its Section 504 and Title II grievance procedure, and/or contact the Web Accessibility Coordinator with any accessibility concerns.  The Web Accessibility Policy will include the name and/or title, office address and telephone number, and email address of the Web Accessibility Coordinator.

This Agreement does not imply that conformity with WCAG, WAI-ARIA and/or other electronic and information technology standard is either required or sufficient to comply with the requirements of either Section 504 or Title II. The technical standard(s) serve only as guidance with respect to whether the online content is accessible.