New Albany-Plain Local Schools
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Please contact us if you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular web page on www. napls.us. You may reach us at 614-413-7115 or at email@example.com. If you do encounter an accessiblity issue, please be sure to specify the web page in your email. We will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you.
7540.02 - WEB-CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY SPECIFICATION
These guidelines and AG 5723, AG 7540, Form 7540.03 F1, Form 7540.04 F1, and Form 7540 F4 apply to all web content hosted on the Board's servers or District-affiliated servers, whether created by staff, students, or contracted third parties. The Superintendent retains final editorial authority over all content placed on the Board's servers or District-affiliated servers and displayed on the Board's website(s). The Superintendent has the right to remove pages or links from any web page based upon his/her determination of inappropriate content.
The District's website(s) serve(s) as instructional, communication, and public relations tools. The web pages aim to provide timely, supportive and educational information to the students, parents, staff and the New Albany community. The website(s) are created in order to facilitate access to a wide variety of rich media and educational resources that directly support student achievement, professional development, and organizational effectiveness.
The District strives to deliver a website(s) that is/are responsive so it/they can be viewed in an optimal manner on a computer and mobile device. To maximize usability, it is recommended that web content be presented in a simple page design, employ large font sizes and big, touchable buttons that accommodate larger fingers, and place critical information "above the fold". Additionally, key information such as the District’s name, contact information, and a link to a table of content/site map should be placed in the top left corner of the home page so it is easy to find.
The District’s website(s) operate(s) in compliance with Federal and State law. As such, the District is committed to providing individuals with disabilities with an opportunity equal to that of their nondisabled peers to participate in the District’s programs, benefits, and services, including those delivered through electronic and information technology. To this end, the Technology Director is charged with verifying the District’s website(s) allow(s) persons with disabilities to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as their nondisabled peers, with substantially equivalent ease of use, not be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any District programs, services, and activities delivered online, as required by Federal and State law, and receive effective communication with District programs, services, and activities delivered online.
All new, newly-added and modified web content and functionality must be accessible to individuals with disabilities, except where doing so would impose a fundamental alteration or undue burden. This provision also applies to the District’s online content and functionality developed by, maintained by, or offered through a third-party vendor or through the use of open sources.
When the fundamental alteration or undue burden defense applies, the District will provide equally effective alternate access. In providing an equally effective alternate access, the District will take any actions that do not result in a fundamental alteration or undue financial and administrative burden, but nevertheless provide that, to the maximum extent possible, individuals with disabilities receive the same benefits or services as their nondisabled peers. That said, alternatives are not required to produce the identical result or level of achievement for persons with and without disabilities, but must afford persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to obtain the same result, to gain the same benefit, or to reach the same level of achievement, in the most integrated setting appropriate to the person’s need.
The District’s website will include on its home page and throughout the website (including all subordinate pages and sites), a Notice to persons with disabilities regarding how to request the webmaster or other appropriate person to provide access to (or notify the District regarding) content or functionality that is currently inaccessible. The Notice will also include information or an accessible link to information instructing individuals with disabilities how to file more formal complaints under Section 504 and/or the ADA.
The District will provide annually website accessibility training to all appropriate personnel, including, but not limited to: content developers, webmasters, procurement officials, and all others responsible for developing, loading, maintaining, or auditing web content and functionality. The District will maintain documentation of the training it delivers, including a list of attendees and their positions, a description of the delivered training content, and the presenter/trainer’s credentials for providing such training.
Individuals responsible for designing, developing and producing web content are expected to employ universal design principles to create web pages and sites that allow persons with the disabilities to access the information and content on the District's website. By following the web content design criteria, the designers and authors of the District's website(s) can improve the opportunities for persons with disabilities to access the information and content contained on the web pages that make up the District's website(s).Book- Administrative Guideline ManualSection- 7000 PropertyTitle- WEB-CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY SPECIFICATIONSCode- ag7540.02Status- ActiveAdopted- April 24, 2017