Academy District 20 recognizes the importance of ensuring accessibility of its website for students, prospective students, families and the District’s guests with disabilities.
Website Accessibility Compliance Standards
Academy District 20 is committed to compliance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), 29 U.S.C. § 794, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II), so that students, prospective students, families and the District’s guests with disabilities are able to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as their non-disabled peers with substantially equivalent ease of use; that they are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any of the District’s programs, services and activities delivered online as required by Section 504 and Title II.
We adhere to the applicable and existing standards for website accessibility, including the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content, or other standard or combination of standards that will render the Online Content accessible. In the event that the standards, laws and/or regulations change, we will conform its policies and procedures to meet the change in the standards, laws and/or regulations.
Academy District 20 regularly audits our web sites with third party tools to assess our compliance with the standards listed above. All problems identified through this process will be evaluated and, if necessary, remediated within a reasonable period of time.
We make no assurances regarding the accessibility of any content or open source software that is posted, hosted or offered on our websites by an individual or entity outside of our control. All reasonable steps are taken to prevent unauthorized individuals or entities from posting inaccessible content on our website. We will promptly remove any inaccessible content once we become aware of such content.
Accessibility of Third-Party Sites
Some of the pages on our website contain links to third-party sites. We are not responsible for the content or accessibility of third-party sites, which do not relate to our programs, services, and activities.
Content developed by, maintained by or offered through a third-party vendor or by using open sources, which is related to our programs, services, and activities, will be made accessible in regards to Section 504 and Title II legal obligations, except where doing so would impose a fundamental alteration or undue financial and administrative burden.
Academy District 20 will take the following steps to ensure accessibility of Online Content provided by third-parties which relate to our programs, services and activities:
Use an accessibility validation tool to review the accessibility of the third-party website;
Inform third-party developers of our policy regarding web accessibility and provide a copy of the policy;
Provide links to third-party developers with information and resources on implementing website accessibility;
Provide an alternate method to obtain the information provided on third-party websites as it pertains to our programs, services and activities; and
Conduct audits, through a third party web hosting partner, designed to identify any content on our website that is not accessible.
Notify Us of an Accessibility Issue
If you are unable to access Academy District 20’s web content, have questions about the accessibility of Academy District 20’s web content, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing web content regarding Academy District 20’s programs, services, and activities, please contact us using the “Notify Us” button on this page, by using our Help Desk service. When you contact Academy District 20, please provide the specific website address (URL) of the material you tried to access, the problem you encountered, and your contact information.
Instructions for filing a complaint against Academy District 20 under Section 504 and/or Title IX are set forth in District Policy AC R, which is available through Board Docs.