Website Accessibility Policy

Massasoit Community College (“the College”) is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, employees, and members of the community with disabilities. All pages on the College website will conform to the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of these guidelines.

Website Accessibility

With regard to the College website and any official College web presence which is developed by, maintained by, or offered through third party vendors and open sources, the College is committed to compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and Title II so that students, employees and members of the public with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as those without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use; and that they are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any of the College’s programs, services, and activities delivered online.

All existing web content produced by the College, and new, updated and existing web content provided by third-party developers, will conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents. This Regulation applies to all new, updated, and existing web pages, as well as all web content produced or updated by the College or provided by third-party developers.

About Portable Document Format (PDF)

Some documents on this web site are produced in Portable Document Format (PDF). Efforts are currently underway to ensure that all files are produced using the latest version of Acrobat (file conversion software for PDFs), which is the most accessible technology currently available for these types of files. In order to improve viewing of these files, please download the latest version of Adobe Reader™, which is available for free at the Adobe web site (http://www.adobe.com).

However, recognizing that even this version does not always work for all users, alternative accessible formats are provided wherever possible, most commonly through a text or an HTML file. 

Contact

For assistance in accessing a College website due to a disability, or for any reason, please contact our Webmaster at webmaster@massasoit.mass.edu or submit an accessibility feedback form through the Accessibility link in the footer of our website.

Complaints can be filed with the College’s ADA/504 Coordinator, Donna Boissel, who can be contacted at  508 588-9100 x 1505 or email: dboissel@massasoit.mass.edu.

To file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, please contact the:
Office for Civil Rights
Boston Office
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Phone: 617-289-0111
Fax: 617-289-0150 
Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov