Student Accessibility Resources

The Student Accessibility Resources office is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable learning environment. We believe in the potential of every student, and we work tirelessly to ensure you have the tools and support needed to excel. 

We offer academic accommodations that empower you to take ownership of your education and achieve the academic success you are capable of. We respect your autonomy and work with you to find the best path forward in your academic pursuits. Together, we are breaking down barriers and fostering a culture of respect and understanding. 

Supporting Your Student’s Success 

If your student has a disability or condition, we have resources designed to help parents and guardians in supporting their journey toward academic success. 

Web Accessibility

Columbia College is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

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  • Appoints an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson.
  • Provides continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Assigns clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Employs formal accessibility quality assurance methods.
  • Provides continual checks of new content through an automatic approval process.
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The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Based on these guidelines Columbia College is working to achieve Level AA compliance with some thoughtful exceptions in a hope to continually make our web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and intuitive for everyone. Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA Success Criteria: Images of text are only used for decorative purposes.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • JAWS
  • NVDA
  • Modern browsers and devices

The website is not compatible with:

  • Internet Explorer (not including Edge)
Technical specifications

Accessibility of the website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

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