Electronic Accessibility Guidelines
The law has been refreshed and as of January 18, 2018 institutions (anyone who receives federal funding) must ensure websites, emails and MORE are accessible.
What Information Must be Accessible?
- Emergency Notifications
- Decisions adjudicating administrative claim or proceeding
- Program or policy announcements
- Notices of benefits, program eligibility, employment opportunity, or personnel action
- Formal acknowledgements of receipt
- Survey questionnaires
- Templates and forms
- Educational and training materials
Used with permission from the High-Tech Center Training Unit
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
WCAG 2.1 defines how to make Web content accessible to individuals with disabilities. It is organized around 4 principles and 12 guidelines.
Guidelines for PDF Documents
Mt. SAC is committed to making electronic information accessible to all viewers.
- All PDF documents that are created after January 18, 2018 are expected to be accessible.
- PDF documents that were posted on the website prior to January 18, 2018 but are frequently used will be converted to accessible PDFs.
- Upon request, the college will convert any specific PDF document to an accessible PDF, including those posted on the website prior to January 18, 2018.
- By fall 2018 all PDF documents will go through accessibility scans and inaccessible documents will be removed from the website.