Williamsville Central School District

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WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

SUBJECT:    WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY
          The District is committed to making information on its website accessible to all online visitors, including those individuals with hearing, vision, or cognitive disabilities, so that they have equal opportunity to obtain the same results, gain the same benefits, and reach the same levels of achievement.
          The District has undertaken good-faith efforts to ensure that its website complies with the current New York State standards on website accessibility, which include conducting a regular and thorough audit of online content and functionality. The District will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that all new, newly added, or modified online content and functionality will be accessible to people with disabilities.
          The District will consider the educational opportunities and benefits it provides through technology, how its technology provides these opportunities and benefits, whether the technology exists in a format that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, whether the technology can be modified, and the availability of a different technological device (e.g., screen readers) in making decisions that may affect access to its website. Moreover, the District may provide links to information or features on its website to further assist users. 

Access Notice 
         The District will post a notice on its website about how users may request access to information that they believe is not currently accessible. The District may request that users provide their name, email address, phone number, a description of the problem they experienced, and the location of the information they tried to access. The District will make all reasonable efforts to provide inaccessible information in an alternative format. 

Accessibility Contact Person 
         The District will designate a person whom website users may contact if they experience accessibility issues. The District will post contact information and specify how to contact this person on its website home page. 

Exemptions 
         The District may conclude that features, programs, applications, or activities on its website are not accessible if making them accessible would cause them to be fundamentally altered, or when ensuring accessibility would result in an undue financial and administrative burden. The District will maintain all documents supporting its exemption determinations as required by law. 

 Training 
         The District will provide website accessibility training as necessary to appropriate personnel, including any website content developers, webmasters, and procurement officials, and all others who develop, load, maintain, or audit its web content or functionality. 

Third-Party Sites 
         Any links to third-party sites on the District’s website are not under its control, and thus, the District is not responsible for the content or accessibility of third-party sites. Third-party sites may not comply with accessibility standards. 

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 USC § 794(d)
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 USC § 794
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 USC § 12101, et seq.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 USC § 1400, et seq.
28 CFR Part 35
34 CFR Parts 104 and 300
New York State Information Technology Policy No. NYS-P08-005

 NOTE:      Refer also to Policies
#3420 -- Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in the District       
#8130 -- Equal Educational Opportunities

 Adoption Date: 10/17/17