Disability Resource Center
More Alike Than Different
Consider these facts:
- 0-20% of the population have disabilities.
- Temporary disabilities such as
Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI), or accidents can affect our ability
to access the web.
- Most people become "less abled" as
they age (vision, mobility, short-term memory, dexterity can decrease).
to 10% of males have some form of color blindness.
- Accessibility is
a legal requirement (ADA).
Why Accessible Web Pages
- California community colleges have been an open-door institution.
web pages provide an opportunity for student success.
- Web pages
are the building blocks of a virtual classroom.
- If the building blocks
are inaccessible, then the virtual classrooms will be inaccessible.
Who Cares About Web Accessibility?
- The U.S. Federal Government by applying the following laws to Web pages:
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative
- Many countries have developed policies relating to Web Accessibility.
The following table lists the Legal Standards & Guidelines:
||Anyone receiving federal funds
||Opportunity for students with disabilities to participate must be effective
as that provided to others
|Title II of ADA
||Equal information access, including print and computer-based information
||Provides students with disabilities access to electronic and information
||Anyone receiving California state funds
||Distance education courses must be accessible
||California state entities
||Applies Section 508 to state funds
||Post-secondary textbook publishers
||Must provide students with disabilities e-text of required textbooks
All college information or academic materials are available in alternate media upon request at (408) 848-4865.
For more DRC information, call 408-848-4865 or TTY at 408-846-4924.