Dear campus community,
We’re writing today to give you an update on website accessibility as it relates to the Hope College website, hope.edu. Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent people with disabilities from interacting with or accessing websites, so that all users have equal access to information and functionality. Hope College (and other colleges and universities) are required to have accessible websites, which is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.
Hope College is required to develop and post a Web Accessibility Policy, outlining a technical compliance standard and describing how Hope will ensure accessibility of our web content. This email serves as notification to the campus community of this policy.
Later this year we will begin to offer and require web accessibility training for all campus web content editors. We will provide more information about that in the coming months.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Director of Web Communications and Interim Web Accessibility Coordinator
Equal Opportunity and Compliance Coordinator