P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA24457

540-863-1809††† 540-863-1804 fax

 

 

DATE: April 19, 2017

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Website Accessibility; Section 508; WCAG 2.0 AA Standards

RATIONALE

I.       The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was introduced by Congress in 1975 to ensure that children with disabilities had free, public access to the same level of education as other children.

II.     The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires federally funded programs to provide certain accommodations to people with disabilities.

III.    Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act was added in 1998 to keep up with an increasing use of the internet in public institutions.

IV.   Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act states that no public entity at the state or local level can discriminate against people with disabilities.

V.     World Wide Web Consortiumís (W3C) Web Content Guidelines and Standards (WCAG) version 2.0 is the international standard for web content accessibility.

 

Portions of the Alleghany County Public Schools website and its associated school-level webpages are not ADA compliant.Information Technology is advising correction to those non-compliant components.

 

App IStudio, a local web-development company, has provided an all-inclusive quote for services related to ADA compliance and support in the event of an OCR complaint.Compliance will be achieved by no later than July 20, 2017.A contract draft is attached for your consideration.

ESTIMATED COSTS

$6900.00

BUDGET CATEGORY

Elementary/Secondary Technology

LEGAL REFERENCE

N/A

STAFF CONTACTS

Jeff Alleman

SUPERINTENDENTíS

RECOMMENDATION

Recommended

 

Attached: Contract Draft AppIStudio WCAG200AA Section508-4192017 Action