As part of its mission to serve the educational needs of students, Calbright College is committed to providing web services that are accessible and usable. Calbright College also provides access to education, employment, services, programs, and activities to persons with disabilities. The Calbright College community works together to remove any barriers that prevent equal opportunities to community members who have physical or mental disabilities.
We are committed to designing products and services to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and applicable California laws.
Applicable Accessibility Laws
Section 504 protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal funding. Specifically, Section 504 prohibits schools from excluding individuals with disabilities from the participation in, or denying such individuals the benefits of, any program or activity. Section 504 also prohibits schools from subjecting individuals with disabilities to discrimination under any program or activity. Title II extends this prohibition on discrimination established by Section 504 to all activities of state and local governments regardless of whether these entities received federal financial assistance.
Section 508 is a federal law that requires Federal agencies that develop, procure, maintain, or use information and communication technology (ICT) to make such technology accessible to individuals with disabilities. Under Section 508, agencies must provide disabled employees and members of the public access to information comparable to the access available to others. Pursuant to California law, Section 508 also applies to California state agencies.
California law also prohibits discrimination in programs and activities of state agencies and requires state agencies to certify compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, or a subsequent version, published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium at a minimum Level AA success criteria. Calbright College is committed to ensuring equal access to instructional materials and ICT for all, including individuals with disabilities. In accordance with California Government Code section 7405, Government Code section 11135, Government Code section 11546.7, and recommended best practices, Calbright College is committed to meeting WCAG 2.0 Level AA Guidelines and to meeting or exceeding the standards set forth under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To meet these standards, Calbright College adheres to the following best practices:
- Alternative text descriptions for meaningful images;
- Form fields with descriptive labels to help users prevent errors and text feedback to help users correct errors;
- Data tables with column and row headers used where appropriate;
- All page functionality available using only the keyboard;
- Consistent navigation across web pages.
Help With Accessibility
If you have trouble accessing any of our webpages or documents, please send an e-mail to us by using the Report a Concern Form. Please help us respond to you in the most beneficial way by indicating the following:
- The web page URL at issue (e.g., www.calbright.org);
- Your contact information: name, phone number, and email address;
- If you are able to do so, technical information, including: device (e.g., Chrombook, iPad), web browser name and version, and any adaptive software you are using;
- Please provide a detailed description of your question or concern;
- If you are able to do so, please include a screenshot or image of the web page at issue.
Filing Formal Grievance
Individuals with disabilities who believe they have been discriminated against in a Calbright College program or activity may initiate a complaint pursuant to applicable Calbright College policies. Calbright College’s Report a Concern Form.