Web Accessibility Statement
Billerica Public Schools is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for all students, parents, and any other member of the community including those members with disabilities. Billerica Public Schools aims to make every effort to conform to the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance standard, or updated equivalents of these guidelines.
We are committed to complying with the provisions of Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 so that students, parents, and members of the public with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same time frame as those without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use. Compliance of Billerica Public Schools with the aforementioned provisions will assure that the members with disabilities are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any programs, services, and activities delivered on Billerica Public School’s website.
Billerica Public Schools strives to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance standards, or updated equivalents, on an ongoing basis. This applies to all new web content produced, published, uploaded or updated by Billerica Public Schools. We will continue to test the site to make sure that all content on the site is accessible to all visitors and continue to work to improve the accessibility standards of our website. Any nonconforming web pages will be corrected and made compliant in a timely manner.
Portable Document Format
Some documents on the Billerica Public Schools websites are produced in portable document format (PDF). In order to improve viewing these files, please download the latest version of Abode Reader, which is available for free at the Adobe website. Alternative accessible formats also are provided, where possible, most commonly through a text or an HTML file.
Links to External Sites
The Billerica Public Schools website or some of its web pages may provide links to other websites or resources not hosted on the Billerica Public Schools web server (“External Sites”). As a visitor to the Billerica Public Schools website, please note that that, while the Billerica Public Schools seeks to refer to links to other accessible websites, the Billerica Public Schools has no control over these websites, is not responsible for the accessibility of these websites and does not endorse nor is responsible for any content, advertisements, products or other materials made available. The Billerica Public Schools is not responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any error, damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on or through these external sites. If you are not able to access any of the information on these external sites, please contact us so that we can address and assist you with those concerns.
If any file format prevents you from accessing the information, please contact us for assistance. In order to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please note the nature of your accessibility concern, the format in which you prefer to receive the material, the web page address of the requested material, and the best way to contact you.
We also welcome your questions about this accessibility statement and comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org