North West Hendricks

North​ ​West​ ​Hendricks​ ​School Corporation​ ​Website​ ​Accessibility Policy

North​ ​West​ ​Hendricks​ ​School​ ​Corporation​ ​is​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​ensuring​ ​accessibility​ ​of its​ ​website​ ​for​ ​students,​ ​parents,​ ​and​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​community​ ​with​ ​disabilities. All​ ​pages​ ​on​ ​the​ ​school​ ​district’s​ ​websites​ ​will​ ​conform​ ​to​ ​the​ ​W3C​ ​Web​ ​Accessibility Initiative’s​ ​(WAI)​ ​Web​ ​Content​ ​Accessibility​ ​Guidelines​ ​(WCAG)​ ​2.0,​ ​Level​ ​AA conformance,​ ​or​ ​updated​ ​equivalents​ ​of​ ​these​ ​guidelines.

The​ ​Superintendent​ ​is​ ​directed​ ​to​ ​establish​ ​procedures​ ​whereby​ ​students,​ ​parents, and​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​public​ ​may​ ​present​ ​a​ ​complaint​ ​regarding​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​the Americans​ ​with​ ​Disabilities​ ​Act​ ​(ADA),​ ​Section​ ​504​ ​and​ ​Title​ ​II​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the accessibility​ ​of​ ​any​ ​official​ ​District​ ​web​ ​presence​ ​which​ ​is​ ​developed​ ​by,​ ​maintained by,​ ​or​ ​offered​ ​through​ ​the​ ​District​ ​or​ ​third​ ​party​ ​vendors​ ​and​ ​open​ ​sources.

Website​ ​Accessibility

With​ ​regard​ ​to​ ​North​ ​West​ ​Hendricks​ ​School​ ​Corporation’s​ ​website​ ​and​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the school​ ​district’s​ ​official​ ​web​ ​presence​ ​which​ ​is​ ​developed​ ​by,​ ​maintained​ ​by,​ ​or offered​ ​through​ ​third​ ​party​ ​vendors​ ​and​ ​open​ ​sources,​ ​the​ ​school​ ​district​ ​is committed​ ​to​ ​compliance​ ​with​ ​the​ ​provisions​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Americans​ ​with​ ​Disabilities​ ​Act (ADA),​ ​Section​ ​504​ ​and​ ​Title​ ​II.​ ​With​ ​substantially​ ​equivalent​ ​ease​ ​of​ ​use,​ ​students, parents,​ ​and​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​public​ ​with​ ​disabilities​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​independently acquire​ ​the​ ​same​ ​information,​ ​engage​ ​in​ ​the​ ​same​ ​interactions,​ ​and​ ​enjoy​ ​the​ ​same benefits​ ​and​ ​services​ ​within​ ​the​ ​same​ ​timeframe​ ​as​ ​those​ ​without​ ​disabilities. Individuals​ ​are​ ​not​ ​excluded​ ​from​ ​participation​ ​in,​ ​denied​ ​the​ ​benefits​ ​of,​ ​or otherwise​ ​subjected​ ​to​ ​discrimination​ ​in​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school​ ​district’s​ ​programs, services,​ ​and​ ​activities​ ​delivered​ ​online.

All​ ​existing​ ​web​ ​content​ ​produced​ ​by​ ​the​ ​North​ ​West​ ​Hendricks​ ​School​ ​Corporation, and​ ​new,​ ​updated​ ​and​ ​existing​ ​web​ ​content​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​third-party​ ​developers,​ ​will conform​ ​to​ ​Web​ ​Content​ ​Accessibility​ ​Guidelines​ ​(WCAG)​ ​2.0,​ ​Level​ ​AA conformance,​ ​or​ ​updated​ ​equivalents,​ ​by​ ​July​ ​1,​ ​2018.​ ​This​ ​Regulation​ ​applies​ ​to​ ​all new,​ ​updated,​ ​and​ ​existing​ ​web​ ​pages,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​all​ ​web​ ​content​ ​produced​ ​or updated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​school​ ​district​ ​or​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​third-party​ ​developers.

Website​ ​Accessibility​ ​Concerns,​ ​Complaints​ ​and Grievances

A​ ​student,​ ​parent​ ​or​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​public​ ​who​ ​wishes​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​a​ ​complaint​ ​or grievance​ ​regarding​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Americans​ ​with​ ​Disabilities​ ​Act​ ​(ADA),​ ​Section 504​ ​or​ ​Title​ ​II​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the​ ​accessibility​ ​of​ ​any​ ​official​ ​school​ ​district​ ​web​ ​presence that​ ​is​ ​developed​ ​by,​ ​maintained​ ​by,​ ​or​ ​offered​ ​through​ ​the​ ​school​ ​district,​ ​third party​ ​vendors​ ​and/or​ ​open​ ​sources​ ​may​ ​complain​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​a​ ​school administrator,​ ​or​ ​the​ ​school​ ​or​ ​District​ ​webmaster.​ ​The​ ​initial​ ​complaint​ ​or grievance​ ​should​ ​be​ ​made​ ​using​ ​Website​ ​Accessibility​ ​Complaint/Request​ ​Form, however,​ ​a​ ​verbal​ ​complaint​ ​or​ ​grievance​ ​may​ ​be​ ​made.​ ​When​ ​a​ ​school administrator​ ​or​ ​school’s​ ​webmaster​ ​receives​ ​the​ ​information,​ ​they​ ​shall immediately​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​Superintendent.

Whether​ ​or​ ​not​ ​a​ ​formal​ ​complaint​ ​or​ ​grievance​ ​is​ ​made,​ ​once​ ​the​ ​Superintendent has​ ​been​ ​notified​ ​of​ ​inaccessible​ ​content,​ ​effective​ ​communication​ ​shall​ ​be provided​ ​as​ ​soon​ ​as​ ​possible​ ​to​ ​the​ ​reporting​ ​party​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​process​ ​and timeline​ ​for​ ​providing​ ​access​ ​to​ ​the​ ​information.​ ​The​ ​Complainant​ ​should​ ​not​ ​have to​ ​wait​ ​for​ ​the​ ​investigation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​complaint​ ​to​ ​be​ ​concluded​ ​before​ ​receiving​ ​the information​ ​that​ ​he/she​ ​was​ ​unsuccessful​ ​in​ ​accessing.

Complaints​ ​should​ ​be​ ​submitted​ ​in​ ​writing,​ ​via​ ​email,​ ​or​ ​by​ ​completing​ ​the​ ​website complaint​ ​form.​ ​To​ ​file​ ​a​ ​complaint​ ​or​ ​grievance​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​accessibility​ ​of​ ​the North​ ​West​ ​Hendricks​ ​School​ ​Corporation​ ​public​ ​website​ ​content,​ ​the​ ​Complainant should​ ​submit​ ​the​ ​website​ ​feedback​ ​form.

The​ ​formal​ ​ADA​ ​non-compliance​ ​complaint​ ​should​ ​include​ ​the​ ​following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Complaint
  • Description​ ​of​ ​the​ ​problem​ ​encountered
  • Web​ ​address​ ​or​ ​location​ ​of​ ​the​ ​problem​ ​page
  • Solution​ ​desired
  • Contact​ ​information​ ​in​ ​case​ ​more​ ​details​ ​are​ ​needed​ ​(email​ ​and​ ​phone number)

The​ ​complaint​ ​or​ ​grievance​ ​will​ ​be​ ​investigated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Superintendent​ ​or​ ​another person​ ​designated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Superintendent.​ ​The​ ​student,​ ​parent,​ ​or​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the public​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​contacted​ ​no​ ​later​ ​than​ ​five​ ​(5)​ ​working​ ​days​ ​following​ ​the​ ​date​ ​the website​ ​accessibility​ ​compliance​ ​coordinator​ ​receives​ ​the​ ​information.​ ​The procedures​ ​to​ ​be​ ​followed​ ​are:

  • An​ ​investigation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​complaint​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​completed​ ​within​ ​fifteen​ ​(15) working​ ​days.​ ​Extension​ ​of​ ​the​ ​timeline​ ​may​ ​only​ ​be​ ​approved​ ​by​ ​the Superintendent.
  • The​ ​investigator​ ​shall​ ​prepare​ ​a​ ​written​ ​report​ ​of​ ​the​ ​findings​ ​and conclusions​ ​within​ ​five​ ​(5)​ ​working​ ​days​ ​of​ ​the​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​the investigation.
  • The​ ​investigator​ ​shall​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​Complainant​ ​upon​ ​conclusion​ ​of​ ​the investigation​ ​to​ ​discuss​ ​the​ ​findings​ ​and​ ​conclusions​ ​and​ ​actions​ ​to​ ​be​ ​taken as​ ​a​ ​result​ ​of​ ​the​ ​investigation.
  • A​ ​record​ ​of​ ​each​ ​complaint​ ​and​ ​grievance​ ​made​ ​pursuant​ ​to​ ​Board​ ​Policy shall​ ​be​ ​maintained​ ​at​ ​the​ ​district​ ​office.​ ​The​ ​record​ ​shall​ ​include​ ​a​ ​copy​ ​of the​ ​complaint​ ​or​ ​grievance​ ​filed,​ ​report​ ​of​ ​findings​ ​from​ ​the​ ​investigation, and​ ​the​ ​disposition​ ​of​ ​the​ ​matter.

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