WEB ACCESSIBILITY POLICY
Covert Public School District (CPS) is committed to providing persons with disabilities the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability with respect to its website, online learning or e-learning environment and its learning management systems. Mattawan will provide equal opportunity to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by technology through comparable access to persons with disabilities.
CPS adopts this policy to fulfill this commitment and affirm its intention to comply with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794, 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. § 12131 and 28 C.F.R. Part 35 in all respects.
CPS will adhere to the technical standards of compliance identified at www.covertps.org and www.covertpublicschools.org. CPS is fully committed to ensuring that our entire website meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines ( WCAG 2.0) and Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA 1.1) requirements of ADA accessibility and compliance standards.
Web Accessibility Coordinator
The following person is designated as CPS's Web Accessibility Coordinator responsible for coordinating and implementing this policy:
Jeremy Payne, Technology Director
Covert Public Schools District
35323 M140 Hwy
Covert, MI 49043
Third Party Content
In furtherance of its commitment, CPS strives to provide access through its website to online content provided or developed by third parties (including vendors, videosharing websites and other sources of online content) only if it is in an accessible format. Mattawan's administrators and staff are aware of this requirement for selection of online content provided to students. Mattawan's Web Accessibility Coordinator or his/her designees will vet third party online content available on its website for compliance with its criteria. This applies to all new content placed on CPS's website after adoption of this policy.
To help ensure compliance with this policy, CPS provides annual training for its employees who are responsible for creating or distributing information with online content so that these employees are aware of this Policy and understand their roles and responsibilities with respect to web design, documents and multimedia content.
CPS, under the direction of the Web Accessibility Coordinator or his/her designees, will audit CPS's online content and measure this content against the technical standards adopted above. This audit will occur no less than once every two years. If problems are identified through the audit, such problems will be documented, evaluated, and remediated, if necessary.
Reporting Concerns or Possible Violations
If any student, prospective student, employee, guest, or visitor believes that Mattawan has violated the technical standards in its online content, s/he may contact the Web Accessibility Coordinator with any accessibility concerns. S/he may also file a formal complaint with CPS Board of Education. An individual may also file a formal complaint with the Office of Civil Rights at the following address.
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-1100
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
For information about the complaint procedure used by the Office of Civil Rights, please
go to: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaints-how.html