Accessibility

Introduction

Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) recognizes the importance of making its webpages accessible to all individuals.

Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) strives to ensure our websites are accessible to those with disabilities. We value every learner and are committed to being a leader in expanding access to all. Therefore, it is GISD’s commitment to ensure that our website is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The goals of the Web Accessibility Procedure Document are:

  1. Identify and adopt the specific technical standard(s) GISD will use to determine whether online content is accessible.
  2. Designate a Web Accessibility Coordinator to coordinate and implement the Web Accessibility Procedure Document.
  3. Inform visitors to the GISD website how they can report concerns regarding content accessibility.

Definition

“Accessible” means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. A person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally, and independently as a person without a disability. Although this might not result in identical ease of use compared to that of persons without disabilities, it still must ensure equal opportunity to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by the technology and equal treatment in the use of such technology.

Web Accessibility

Scope

These procedures apply to all web pages that are contained on GISD’s website.

Standards

The GISD website will meet the standards and guidelines outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 published by W3C. All pages will meet Level AA guidelines. All GISD webpages will link to the GISD’s main Accessibility page which will include a statement of commitment to Web accessibility.

The GISD’s commitment to Web accessibility extends to online content provided or developed by third parties. Should you find that such content is not accessible, please make us aware by contacting our Web Accessibility Coordinator. 

Web Accessibility Coordinator Contact Information:

Dr. Steve Tunnicliff, Associate Superintendent, Communications and Development
Genesee Intermediate School District
2413 West Maple Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48507-3493
Phone: (810) 591-4541
Email: stunnicliff@geneseeisd.org

Report Concerns

Visitors to the GISD website may report concerns regarding web content accessibility by contacting the Web Accessibility Coordinator. Contact information for the Web Accessibility Coordinator, along with steps to take in filing a formal complaint through the Section 504 and Title II grievance procedure and/or contacting the Web Accessibility Coordinator with any accessibility concerns, will be included on the GISD website on a page that is available as a link from each of the GISD web pages. If an individual cannot access information on the webpage, pending a resolution, the District will provide the requested information in a format accessible within a reasonable period of time.

Please note that some pages on the GISD website contain links to third party sites, which are not within the district’s control and may not comply with accessibility standards. The district is not responsible for the content or accessibility of third party sites.