Web Accessibility Statement

The Allegan Area ESA recognizes the importance of ensuring accessibility of its website for students, prospective students and families, parents, employees and members of the community with disabilities. We are committed to making information provided through the Allegan Area ESA website(s) (“Online Content”) accessible and are actively working to increase the usability of our website while maintaining compliance with the District’s legal obligations under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In addition to the federal regulations, we are actively working to conform to the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WGAC) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of these guidelines. Allegan Area ESA is taking several steps to make our website more accessible to people with disabilities. We currently utilize Ally, a service that routinely scans our website for the purpose of identifying non-compliant elements that need to be addressed. Our website content managers have attended training on web accessibility.

The majority of online content on our site is available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Our linked documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. To download this free program, visit the Adobe website. To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources.

Please note that some pages on the Allegan Area ESA website contain links to third-party sites. Allegan Area ESA is not responsible for the online content or accessibility of third-party sites, which do not relate to Allegan Area ESA programs, services and activities.

Allegan Area ESA strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability. If you have any trouble accessing the Allegan Area ESA website or information within the site, please contact our Public Information Coordinator, Tom Scheidel at tom.scheidel@alleganaesa.org or 269-512-7700. In an email, provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and provide the information to you in an alternative format or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.