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Web Accessibility Statement

Otsego Public Schools recognizes the importance of ensuring accessibility of its website for students, prospective students and families, parents, employees and members of the community with disabilities. We are committed to making information provided through the District’s website(s) (“Online Content”) accessible and are actively working to increase the usability of our website while maintaining compliance with the District’s legal obligations under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

In addition to the federal regulations, we are actively working to conform to the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WGAC) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of these guidelines. Otsego Public Schools is taking several steps to make our website more accessible to people with disabilities. We currently utilize SiteImprove, a service that routinely scans our website for the purpose of identifying non-compliant elements that need to be addressed. Our website content manager has attended training on web accessibility and our entire staff will be trained during the 2017-18 school year on web accessibility features.

 

The majority of Online Content on our site is available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Our linked documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. To download this free program, visit the Adobe website. To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources.

Please note that some pages on the District website contain links to third-party sites. Otsego Public Schools is not responsible for the Online Content or accessibility of third-party sites, which do not relate to the District’s programs, services and activities.

 

Otsego Public Schools strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability. If you have any trouble accessing the District’s website or information within the site please contact our Website Accessibility Coordinator, Director of Communications, Holly McCaw at hmccaw@otsegops.org or 269-692-6073. In an email, provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and provide the information to you in an alternative format or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.