Accessibility

Accessibility at Clark

Clark College developed a new Accessible Technology Policy as of July 1, 2017, to align with the State Board Accessible Technology Policy and the OCIO Policy 188 requirements.  More importantly, this policy provides a framework to help Clark College faculty and staff with implementing accessibility. Accessible design helps Clark College in fulfilling our commitment to inclusion in our strategic plan.

455.050 Accessible Technology Policy

Clark College values accessibility as outlined in our Strategic Plan and in accordance with federal and state laws and guidelines. Clark College is committed to providing accessible technology in its educational and administrative services, programs, and activities.  Ensuring equitable and effective electronic and information technology access is the responsibility of all college administrators, faculty, and staff. This policy applies to the procurement, development, use and implementation of all Clark College technologies and content. Clark College technology should provide substantially similar functionality, experience and information access to individuals with disabilities as it provides to others. Examples of technology covered by this policy include web sites, software systems, electronic documents, videos, student information systems, learning management tools, third party software platforms, and assessment tools.

Clark College is required to provide appropriate, effective, and integrated access to technology and electronic content for students, employees, and external community members. Clark College will follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 level AA accessibility guidelines and the most current guidelines per the Section 508 requirements. Clark College will maintain an accessibility plan identifying nonaccessible technology, alternative methods of access, and actions taken to correct unresolved accessibility issues.

For guidelines on purchasing accessible technology, reference Administrative Procedure 440.070.

 

Questions or Accessibility Concerns?

If you encounter an accessibility barrier on any of Clark’s webpages, please let us know as soon as possible. Contact either Clark’s webmaster at webmaster@clark.edu, or Clark’s IT Accessibility coordinator at zlattin@clark.edu.