Web Publishing Guidelines and Accessibility
The purpose of the Johnson County Community College website is to quickly provide useful, clear and accurate information that students and the community need to know to use JCCC’s services.
The JCCC home page and associated upper-level pages are official publications of JCCC. Unless otherwise indicated, all text, photographs and original graphics are copyrighted and should not be reproduced without written permission from the college.
Development of the JCCC website is guided by the college Web Systems Team, a cross-functional group with representatives drawn from all areas of the college.
Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is committed to offering an accessible, barrier-free learning environment for all students and members of the college community. The Web is a primary source for information about the college and its offerings for students and the community. It is also a primary tool used in the delivery of instruction. Additionally, the college affirms the importance of universal design (accessibility for all users) as an approach that benefits all people, those with physical and learning disabilities as well as individuals with various learning styles and needs. As a result, the college is committed to providing accessible, barrier-free access to all of the college’s Web pages.
Therefore, Web pages published and/or hosted by Johnson County Community College should be in compliance with the college’s accessibility standards. Pages within the college’s web site management system, are designed and programmed to be accessible. Pages outside that system that appear on the JCCC website should abide by these accessibility standards.
- All pages should be designed for easy access by a screen reader, e.g., software that converts text into an audible sound track.
- All Web pages must be designed with readability in mind, e.g., there should be sufficient contrast between text and background images to enable the page to be easily read. Color combinations that cause problems for individuals with color blindness should not be used, and so on.
- Alternative text descriptions for all images must be included on all Web pages. The alternative text descriptions, which can be read by a screen reader, must be sufficiently descriptive to convey the same information as would be experienced by a sighted individual.
- When media (e.g., audio, video and animation) is used to convey information and content on a Web page, the same information and content should be provided using an alternative format (e.g., transcript, text-only version) to enable equivalent online access for all users.
- Access to the Web pages should be tested using different browser products and versions and on different work stations and platforms.