Communications for schools is more multifaceted than ever these days. The preeminence of digital channels, the sensitivity of privacy issues, social media, and advancing technologies in general make putting together and executing a communications plan quite the challenge for any school communication
You’re busy updating your school’s homepage with some fresh images when your superintendent hands you a letter from the Department of Education Office. It's a school website accessibility complaint from OCR – the Office for Civil Rights.
This official notification claims that your school w
“We’re a private school. Does our website need to be accessible and ADA-compliant?” This is a question we often get as there's still a great deal of buzz around school website accessibility.
Public schools are required to adhere to section 508 because federal and/or state funding support re
During our recent Campus Suite Academy webinar How to Make your School PDF Documents Accessible and ADA Compliant, (see webinar video here), we had many questions we didn’t have time to answer live. Following are those questions and answers from the webinar.
In addition to reviewing the orig
During the recent Campus Suite Academy webinar How to Create and Promote a School Website Accessibility Policy, (see webinar video here), we had several questions we didn’t have time to answer live. Following are those questions and answers from the school website accessibility webinar.
CINCINNATI – In response to changing federal requirements for school districts to make their websites ADA compliant, Campus Suite Academy has launched the School Website Accessibility Education Center. This free website contains a collection of resources for school administrators to understand, im
Putting together a school website accessibility policy is a critical and fundamental first step toward ADA compliance. It will not only form the foundation of your implementation plan and steer your website design going forward, but will create a mechanism for handling any issues or complaints about
I was looking at a list of popular back-to-school supplies, and wondered if school communicators could put together their list for back-to-school communications, just what would be on it.
Retailers begin pummeling us all with promotions on everything from backpacks and pencils to cell phones and
Crackdowns continue on schools whose websites are not fully accessible. As the U.S. Department of Justice and DOE’s Office for Civil Rights reach settlements with school districts and private advocacy groups, your first defense and first step to making your website ADA compliant is to conduct a sc
True confession: I didn't used to think about website accessibility, much less school website accessibility. As a woman with no disabilities, I have never had to stop and consider my own ability to use technology, much less school website accessibility.
Then the following people came into my