Equally accessible for all
Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees Policy
1000 General Administration
1049 Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Policy
It shall be the policy of the Bay de Noc Community College Board of Trustees that Bay College’s Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) shall be equally accessible to all people.
Bay College is committed to ensuring that communication with College constituents with disabilities, including students, prospective students, employees, guests and visitors, with hearing, visual and manual impairments, or who otherwise require the use of assistive technology to access information, is as effective as communication with those without disabilities.
This Policy and Procedure applies to all Electronic and Information Technology resources and services produced, maintained, distributed, and/or purchased by Bay College for use by Bay College students, staff, faculty, and visitors, including but not limited to administration and services, course instruction and online learning, departmental programs, athletics, and any other institutionally sponsored program.
"Accessible” means that individuals with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services within the same time frame as individuals without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use.
“Electronic and Information Technology" or "EIT" includes information technology and any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of data or information. The term electronic and information technology includes, but is not limited to, the Internet and intranet websites, content delivered in digital form, electronic books and electronic book reading systems, search engines and databases, learning management systems, classroom technology and multimedia, personal response systems ("clickers"), and office equipment such as classroom podiums, copiers and fax machines. It also includes any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, creation, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information. This term includes telecommunication products (such as telephones), information kiosks, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) transaction machines, computers, ancillary equipment, software, firmware and similar procedures, services (including support services), and related resources.
“Equally effective” means that the alternative format or medium communicates the same information in as timely a fashion as does the original format or medium.
This procedure applies to all electronic instructional materials (syllabi, textbooks, presentations, handouts, etc.). This includes electronic instructional materials delivered within the College’s learning management system, in face-to-face classes, or in an alternate fashion (email, blogs, etc.) and electronic instructional activities (online collaborative writing, web conferencing, etc.). All electronic instructional materials, optional and required, shall be accessible and as effective and usable for persons with disabilities as they are for persons without disabilities. Instructional materials and activities will be made available to all students at the same time. Employees responsible for creating, updating and using electronic instructional materials are responsible for creating, updating and using electronic instructional materials that are accessible.
General Assistance with Bay College’s Electronic and Information Technology materials can be communicated by Emailing the Bay%20College%20Web%20Accessibility%20Task%20Force.
A student, parent or member of the public who wishes to submit a complaint or grievance regarding a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 related to the accessibility of any official Bay College Electronic and Information Technology that is developed by, maintained by, or offered through Bay College, may file a complaint using the Bay College Comment or Complaint form.
Accessibility complaints shall be handled in accordance with Bay College’s 1061 Accommodation for Disabilities Policy.