Accessibility Training Available as Lawsuits Continue
Over the past several years, all school districts in the state had complaints filed against their websites with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). After an extended period of silence, OCR is once again engaging with some institutions in Michigan, following up on their original investigations and looking to see if appropriate changes have been made.
Even when experiencing silence from OCR, districts should not back away from accessibility on their websites. Accessibility is primarily a human rights issue and should not be driven exclusively by compliance. If your district needs help in this endeavor, don't forget about the free AMMR courses available through EduPaths. Alt+Shift also continues to explore new ways to expand the scope and depth of AMMR offerings to districts across the state.