WEB ACCESSIBILITY POLICY
(Recommended by the Executive Director of Technology)
WHEREAS, General. Birmingham Public Schools ("District") is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. All pages on the District's website will conform to the W3C WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of those guidelines. The District will continue to test future releases/updates of its website and remains committed to maintaining its compliance and serving the widest possible audience. To this end, the District will perform periodic accessibility audits of its website.
WHEREAS, Report of Accessibility Issues. If any individual has difficulty accessing the information on any page of the District's website, they are encouraged to contact the District's Web Accessibility Coordinator and advise accordingly. Upon notification, the District will provide the requested information in an alternate format and, as soon as reasonably practical, make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible online.
WHEREAS, Discrimination Complaint. Consistent with established District procedures, students, parents, employees, and members of the public may present a formal complaint regarding a violation of the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 related to the accessibility of the District's web presence. Such complaints should be made to the District's 504/ADA Compliance Officer. If any such complaint is made to the District's Web Accessibility Coordinator, such complaint shall promptly be forwarded to the 504/ADA Compliance Officer for processing and response.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District's website accessibility and non-discrimination policies.
Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer:
Executive Director of Specialized Services
Web Accessibility Coordinator:
Executive Director of Technology
RESOLVED, Birmingham Public Schools District is committed to compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 so that students, parents, employees, and members of the public are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as those without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The District further seeks to ensure that those individuals with disabilities are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any District programs, services, and activities delivered online.