Rock Valley College

Chapter 9: Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility

Just as physical accessibility is addressed by adding curb cuts and automatic door openers to building structures, the digital and electronic infrastructure of institutions must also be made accessible in order to support the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

Rock Valley College is committed to the full participation and inclusion of individuals with  disabilities in all of its educational and administrative services, programs, and activities, in accordance with federal and state law (the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the  Amendments Act of 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act as amended.) This commitment extends to the College’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Ensuring equal and effective information and communication technology access is the responsibility of all College administrators, faculty, and staff. As such, all RVC employees have an obligation to create, obtain, and maintain all Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in a manner that ensures it is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The US Access Board adopted new guidelines final rule for information and communication technology covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act, which are effective as of January 18, 2018. These standards provide guidance in regards to the procurement, development, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of ICT.

All College websites and online materials and resources should comply with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Content Accessibility Double-A Conformance Recommendation, as well as the Illinois Web Accessibility Standard or “Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act Standards.”

For questions, or concerns regarding inaccessible digital content, please contact Deb Gilster, ADA Compliance Coordinator, at (815) 921-2067 or