I. Policy StatementII. Reason for the PolicyIII. Entities Affected by this PolicyIV. Who Should Read this PolicyV. Related DocumentsVI. ContactsVII. DefinitionsVIII. ProceduresIX. Effective DateX. Policy HistoryXI. Next Review/Revision Date
Glen Oaks Community College will promote and monitor the accessibility of its web- based information, which includes third-party sites with
whom GOCC contracts or links. All of GOCC’s web content should conform to W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 1998 amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 508) requires agencies and
government supported organizations to provide individuals with disabilities access to information that is comparable to the access and
experience available to others.
This policy affects all of GOCC’s faculty, staff, students, board members, contractors, and guests of the college.
All GOCC faculty, staff, students, board members, contractors, and guests.
- GOCC’s Acceptable Internet Use Policy
- Public Law 105-220, “Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in the Workforce Reinvestment Act of 1998”
- Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/
- Title 44, U.S.C., § 3501, “E-Government Act of 2002“
- Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1194, “Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Standards”
- Title 48, CFR, 39.204, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), “Acquisition of Information Technology”
- Federal Acquisition Regulation, Final FAR Ruling 48, CFR Parts 2, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 39 (FAC 97-27; FAR Case 1999-607)
- Public Law 105-220, Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Amendment to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 USC 794d)
- GOCC-specific policies and directives that relate to accessibility, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations
Policy Owner: Dean of Academics and Extended Learning
ADA Compliance Officer
- Compliance: adherence to the web accessibility standards and practices detailed in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 WCAG
Priority 2, AA web accessibility standards.
- Remediation: the process undertaken to retrofit, redesign, or remove the content from the website found to be out of compliance.
- Content owner:
- Any individual capable of accessing and posting content on any of GOCC’s online content.
- Any third party responsible for posting content on behalf of GOCC.
- A web-based service contracted by GOCC that serves a GOCC business and the GOCC employees responsible for administering those sites.
March 26, 2018
This is an updated policy created to address accessibility for persons with disabilities.
February 1, 2019
Presented to Board of Trustees: April 12, 2018.