Because we want to ensure that district information can be communicated to all members of our community, IPSD 204 makes web accessibility a priority. We make every effort to comply with the general standards determined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the specific Web Content Accessibility Guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium.
If you would like to request an alternate version of any of our web content (or media transcripts), if you have a question regarding web accessibility, or if you believe we are falling short of compliance in some way, please email the district's web developer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The District's Uniform Grievance Procedure (Board Policy 2:260) contains information about how to file a formal grievance relating to Section 504 and/or Title II.
If you are looking to perform accessibility testing on your own website, our Indian Prairie Web Accessibility Checklist (PDF) may help you perform efficient, thorough audits.
We created this resource to simplify web accessibility auditing for schools, districts, other government entities, contracted vendors, and anyone else who wants or needs to ensure a site that's usable by all visitors.
The Indian Prairie Web Accessibility Checklist covers the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 conformance levels A and AA. These criteria harmonize with the Office for Civil Rights' Section 504 and ADA benchmarks*. Level AA is also the proposed standard for Section 508 compliance.
The checklist covers HTML and embedded multimedia content. If your site incorporates or links to other types of content (e.g., Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office, Google Docs, etc.), you'll need to ensure that content conforms, as well. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has some great resources on making such files accessible.
*If you are part of a school or district that has entered into a resolution agreement with the Office for Civil Rights, please check with OCR and your lawyer to ensure the Indian Prairie Web Accessibility Checklist is sufficient for testing your pages. The content on this page (and within the checklist) does not constitute legal advice and may not apply to any specific OCR case.