MCDS Website Accessibility Policy
Marshalltown Community School District (MCSD) is committed to providing an accessible website to all members of our community, including students, parents, staff, and visitors, regardless of disability. We strive to make our website accessible in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level AA standards.
MCSD is responsible for ensuring that our website complies with the WCAG 2.1 guidelines and the applicable provisions of federal and state law. The Communication and Technology Departments and designated personnel are responsible for monitoring and maintaining website accessibility.
Our website incorporates the following features to promote accessibility:
- Alternative Text: Images and non-text content are provided with alternative text descriptions to convey their content and function to users with disabilities.
- Keyboard Navigation: The website is fully navigable using keyboard-only access, enabling users who cannot operate a mouse to browse effectively.
- Adjustable Text Size: Users can adjust the text size on our website to enhance readability and accommodate individual needs.
- Descriptive Links: Links are written to provide context and describe their purpose, making navigation easier for screen readers and keyboard users.
- Captions and Transcripts: Multimedia content with audio includes captions and transcripts to make the content accessible to individuals with hearing disabilities.
- Color and Contrast: Text and interactive elements have sufficient color contrast for readability and visibility.
Testing and Compliance:
The MCSD website undergoes regular testing to ensure adherence to WCAG 2.1 Level AA standards. This includes automated and manual testing to identify and resolve accessibility issues. Continuous monitoring and maintenance will be implemented to address any new accessibility concerns.
Feedback and Contact Information:
We welcome feedback from users regarding the accessibility of our website. If you encounter any accessibility barriers or have suggestions for improvement, please contact us at:
- Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 641-754-1000
- Mailing Address: 1002 S 3rd Avenue, Marshalltown, IA 50158
Our website may contain links to external websites and content that are not maintained by the Marshalltown Community School District. We are not responsible for the accessibility of these external sites.
This policy will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis, or as needed, to reflect changes in accessibility standards and technology.
This policy is effective as of November, 29, 2023.