The landscape for those who lead and manage community colleges has shifted dramatically with recent legal outcomes and the role of technology in higher education. The burden is now on colleges and their employees to demonstrate that their information and communication technology systems support access for individuals with disabilities.
College leaders who are negligent in instituting the appropriate IT accessibility personnel, policies, and processes not only open their college and district to lawsuits, but limit the opportunities of students with disabilities seeking educational growth and proficiency.
Beyond mitigating liability, investing in IT accessibility is foundational for community college leaders to accomplish their mission of meeting the diverse needs of their students, staff, and community.
Learn more about web and IT accessibility standards, and how to make sure your college is compliant: