The Los Rios Community College District aspires to create and sustain an accessible community, that is, one that provides websites, course materials, documents, and applications that are accessible to all current and future students, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
The District/Colleges will accomplish this by adhering to accepted guidelines and standards for usability and accessibility. Where it is not possible to immediately do so, the District/Colleges will provide students with disabilities with appropriate academic and administrative accommodations that support the fundamental nature of their educational programs through our Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) Offices. For employees with disabilities, the District/Colleges are committed to providing appropriate accommodations to ensure all employees can perform the essential functions of their job.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility relates to all electronic information and technology used to conduct academic and business functions. ICT includes information technology, electronic content, web pages, web-based applications, courses in the learning management system and supplemental systems, documents, forms, and application system screens from the College’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (the student information system, financial system, human resources system, etc.) and their auxiliary systems.
Student access to inclusive educational opportunities is one of the District’s highest priorities and requires a community of stakeholders to design, monitor, and uphold accessible practices. Offices across the District should work collaboratively to provide an environment free from discrimination and to protect the rights and dignity of students, faculty, and staff.
The District/Colleges adhere to the following standards and guidelines related to accessibility of ICT:
- Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Accessibility standards described in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
(WCAG), version 2.0, levels A and AA, or the most current version approved by the Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology
- Title 5 § for distance education courses offered by the colleges
This section delineates a set of minimum and practical guidelines for building and maintaining an accessible institution at the Los Rios Community College District. Guidelines are divided into three sets:
ICT Organizational and Process Guidelines
Organizational and process guidelines address general components necessary to build an accessible environment.
ICT Content Guidelines
Content guidelines address the basic details of building accessible content.
ICT Procurement Guidelines
Procurement guidelines address the acquisition of accessible products and services.
ICT Policies and Regulations
This section contains an explanation of the institution’s guiding principles related to ICT accessibility.
ICT Appendix A: Accessibility Checklist
Software description and accessibility checklist