Accessibility

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The South Texas College community strives to make information and communication technologies accessible to and usable for all. Individuals with a disability are quite often denied access to content brought on by unintended barriers.

What is Accessible Technology

Accessible technology has been designed in a way that can be accessed by all users. We must not assume that everyone is using a traditional monitor, browser, and keyboard. Accessible technology is created with accessibility being the main priority. Accessible technology includes electronic documents, websites, software, hardware, video, audio, and much more.

Laws Regarding Accessibility

Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are the key laws regarding accessibility that STC must follow and ensure compliance with. Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Section 508 sets requirements for accessible technology. Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities, including state colleges and universities regardless of whether they receive federal financial assistance.

Definitions

Procedures

Resources


Report Accessibility or 504 Issue

Accommodations

For Students

Students may request accommodations from the Counseling and Student Accessibility Services each semester. Visit Counseling and Student Accessibility Services for more assistance.

For Faculty/Staff

For accommodations for Faculty and Staff, please contact the college’s Office of Human Resources at 956-872-4448, email HR_Benefits@southtexascollege.edu or visit the Human Resources Website.

Contacts

504 Coordinator
Lauren E.Starnes, J.D.
956-872- 2307

Counseling & Student Accessibility Services
956-872-2173

Educational Technologies
956-872-2597

PR & Marketing
956-872-2592

Distance Learning (Blackboard)
956-872-2538

Facilities Operations & Maintenance
956-872-2107

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