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Website Accessibility

Thornapple Kellogg Schools is committed to making this website accessible for people with disabilities. If you need assistance accessing any content, please email our Technology Department, or call (269) 795-5444.

 

To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Thornapple Kellogg Schools makes the website more accessible to people with disabilities through a variety of techniques. We use alternative text with photos and images, tags within PDFs, closed captions for videos embedded on the site, and a consistent page structure and headline hierarchy.1 Our Technology Director and Communications Coordinator have attended training by the Office of Civil Rights and have identified the Kent Intermediate School District as a resource for ongoing training.  The Board of Education’s complete Web Accessibility Policy is available and it is posted on NEOLA.  

 

Some of our documents on this site are in Portable Document Format (PDF). To view them, you may download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

We check the site with the WAVE evaluation tool, and we provide feedback to our web host when special coding needs to be updated.  Our web host, Edlio, issued a statement in November 2016, saying they performed an audit of their active websites, is correcting all platform errors, and "is committed to providing a platform meeting Section 508 requirements and Level A conformance to WCAG 2.0."

Our procurement strategy also reflects our commitment to making technology accessible for people with disabilities. Priority is given to ADA-compliant products proven to be accessible through field testing.

 

As of January 1, 2017, district social media posts are also created with accessibility in mind.  Teacher website platforms are being reviewed and training will be provided to our staff during the 2017-18 school year, to ensure compliance features are in place.

Accessible content is helpful for everyone — not just those with disabilities — and our commitment to accessibility is about more than complying with the law:  It is about better serving children. Do not hesitate to contact our Technology Department to report any problems with features or content on this site.

 

1PDFs, videos and headlines created before December 2016 are being reviewed and will be made more accessible or purged by September 1, 2017.