We are committed to making this website accessible for people with disabilities. If you need assistance accessing any content, please email our website accessibility manager or call (616) 254-6556.
To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Grandville Public Schools makes its website, gpsbulldogs.org, more accessible to people with disabilities through a variety of techniques. We use alternative text with photos and images, tags within PDFs, closed captions for videos embedded on the site, and a consistent page structure and headline hierarchy.1 Our website accessibility manager has attended training by the Office of Civil Rights and has identified the REMC 8 Director as a resource for ongoing training. The Board of Education's complete web accessibility policy will be posted on NEOLA in January 2017.
We check the site with the WAVE evaluation tool, and we provide feedback to our web host when special coding needs to be updated.2 Our web host, Edlio, issued a statement in November 2016, saying it performed an audit of its active websites, is correcting all platform errors, and "is committed to providing a platform that meets Section 508 requirements and Level A conformance to WCAG 2.0."
Our procurement strategy also reflects our commitment to making technology accessible for people with disabilities. Priority is given to ADA-compliant products that have been proven to be accessible through field testing.
As of Jan. 1, 2017, district social media posts are also created with accessibility in mind. Teacher website platforms will be reviewed by Sept. 1, 2017, to ensure compliance features are in place.
Accessible content is helpful for everyone — not just those with disabilities — and our commitment to accessibility is about more than complying with the law: It is about better serving children. Do not hesitate to contact our accessibility manager to report any problems with any features or content on this site.
1PDFs and videos created before December 2016 are being reviewed and will be made more accessible or purged by Sept. 1, 2017.
2Our web host is aware that we need an alternative scrolling mechanism that will allow viewers to manually pause or stop the scrolling text marquee that appears on our home page, below the slideshow.