Accessibility Statement

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as with Title II of the American with Disabilities Act, the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) has made, and will continue to make, efforts to ensure content on all of its websites is accessible to everyone, including users of assistive technology.

Standards

The WDMCS uses the accessibility standards, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA, with the exception of guidelines 1.2.3, as the minimum technical standards to develop and maintain its websites. Video and multimedia captioning shall be measured according to Level A.

Disclaimers

The WDMCS is aware that some PDF documents on its websites do not currently meet accessibility requirements. The WDMCS is working to update these documents to comply with modern accessibility standards.

The WDMCS websites integrates with platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter in an effort to use modern communication methods and encourage digital citizenship among its users. These services are provided by their respective companies, and the WDMCS is not responsible for their adherence to accessibility standards.

The WDMCS websites also integrate with Google Translate in an effort to improve access for people who come from non-English speaking backgrounds. Google Translate is a service provided by Google, Inc., and the WDMCS is not responsible for its content or its adherence to accessibility standards.

Reporting Accessibility Issues

If you are having problems accessing parts of the site, please contact the director of School/Community Relations at buckl@wdmcs.org. Please include the following information in your message.

  • The URL (web address) of the page
  • The problem you experience
  • Your contact information: name, email address, and phone number

We will make every effort to correct the issue and/or provide the information you are seeking in an alternative format until the issue can be remedied.

Grievances related to Section 504, Title II, or other formal complaints regarding website accessibility can be filed with the District using the applicable procedures outlined in Board Policy.