From KSL.com - “Granite School District reaches settlement on website accessibility violations.”
What You Need to Know
- The U.S. Department of Education and the Granite School District of Salt Lake City, UT have reached a settlement to improve its districts website to be accessible for people with disabilities.
- The complaint was filed under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
- The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received a complaint about the districts website being inaccessible.
- After an investigation the OCR determined that the district website was inaccessible because it could only be accessed to people who were able to use a mouse, text descriptions were not provided for people who are blind or visually impaired, text was unreadable for people with low vision, and videos were inadequately captioned for people who are deaf.
- Under the settlement agreement, the Granite School District is required to have qualified personnel identify website accessibility issues, establish new procedures and policies to ensure website accessibility for all people, and confirm that all new content will meet industry best practices and standards.
"the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights announced agreements with schools or school districts in Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Washington and Alaska. Agreements were also reached with the state or territory education departments in Guam, Nevada and Oregon, as well as the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction."