Connecticut College is committed to the goal of achieving equal opportunity for all and, accordingly, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and characteristics, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, visible or invisible disability, or status as a disabled veteran of the Vietnam era. The College complies with federal and state legislation and regulations regarding nondiscrimination, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Consistent with this policy, Connecticut College is committed to ensuring that the widest audience of people, regardless of technology or ability, can use, navigate and contribute to our website. As part of our commitment to web accessibility, we train all content contributors to adhere to level Double-A World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 Level AA) set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act and regulated by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, and follow best practices of the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.
The College works with a number of third-party suppliers to produce content on the website and makes every effort to ensure that all software systems and technology conform to web content accessibility guidelines listed above. When an issue is brought to our attention, the College works with the appropriate vendor to remediate the situation. A new, centralized contract management portal will be implemented in Fall 2018, which will allow the College to have visibility of all supplier contracts, including suppliers that produce content for the website. In addition, the Colleges' contract templates have been updated to reflect compliance and conformance to the most current web content accessibility guidelines and requirements.
In order to receive and maintain web credentials, all users of our Content Management System and other web contributors must complete training in accordance with our policies and guidelines. To further our commitment to nondiscrimination, we conduct regular tests and audits to ensure that our site conforms to these guidelines and follow best practices for ensuring assistive technology users can access the site. The guidelines also make the site more user friendly for all people.
Should anyone find information or functionality which is inaccessible, please contact the Office of Communications at email@example.com. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate. Any individual who believes material on this site is inaccessible in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and/ or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may file a written grievance and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Dean of Equity and Inclusion, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT, 06320. Students may also seek accommodations through Student Accessibility Services at email@example.com. Faculty and staff who would like to request a workplace accommodation may contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.