For Employees: Faculty & Staff

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES

Disabled Employee Parking

Disabled employees with a DMV issued disabled permit are authorized to use ANY space on SRJC campuses in conjunction with the display of a valid SRJC parking permit. Employees of the district must have purchased parking permits prominently displayed at all times for all vehicles.


GUIDELINES FOR CREATING ACCESSIBLE MATERIALS FOR DEPARTMENT Web SITES

Employees tasked with creating and maintaining department sites need to be aware of the issues and best practices that will ensure that SRJC sites are accessible to all.

See the Creating Accessible Drupal Sites page for instructions with simple steps for making web pages that conform to accessibility standards in Drupal as well as using Siteimprove to test pages for accessibility compliance.

WORD and PDF document Accessibility

In addition to web page accessibility, employees should also be aware of the importance of making documents such as Word docs and PDFs accessible to visually disabled users who use screen reader software to get contents of pages read aloud to them. This is especially needed for documents that are vital to students and employees. Microsoft Office has an accessibility checker included in all PC versions since Microsoft Office 2010. Adobe Acrobat Pro (available to all employees and faculty using district machines) has a Web Accessibility Wizard to help check and correct PDF documents for accessibility compliance. See the following pages for more information on how to make documents accessible.


SOFTWARE ACQUISITION ACCESSIBILITY POLICY

Employees purchasing software for the District should consider the accessibility of the software. See the relevant provision in SRJC's purchasing general terms and conditions:

COMPLIANCE WITH AMERICAN DISABLITIES ACT 

All e-learning and information technology developed, purchased, upgraded or renewed by or for the use of Sonoma County Junior College District shall comply with all applicable District policies, Federal and State laws and regulations including but not limited to Section 508, Subpart   B, Subsection 1194.22, Guidelines A-P of the rehabilitation Act of 1973 as revised in 1998, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (at Level AA), and all other regulations promulgated under Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act which are applicable to all benefits, services, programs, and activities provided by or on behalf of the District.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

A VPAT or Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a document which evaluates how accessible a particular product is according to the Section 508 Standards. Vendors use VPATs to disclose where their product stands in regard to accessibility standards and compliance with Section 508. Buyers can use VPATs to determine how accessible a product is and where any potential deficiencies are.

When you are making a purchasing decision, ask if the vendor has a VPAT. Often they are readily available on the vendor's website.