Community Colleges of Spokane will provide, within available resources, a comprehensive program of information technologies, including technological infrastructure and related services to support instruction and learning, student services, support and administration; to promote secure and efficient operations and enhance communications; and to provide requisite skills to students and staff.
The management and use of information technology resources will follow a district-wide technology plan that will address planning, implementation, and support systems required to ensure and maintain the secure, efficient and effective use of technology. Separate college information technology plans may be developed to address unique campus needs and shall be coordinated and compatible with the district-wide plan.
Community Colleges of Spokane provides accessible information technology for students, employees and the public, regardless of disability status, in accordance with federal and state legal requirements and rules. Information technology includes all forms of digital resources, including websites, both public facing and intranet, web-based applications, software systems and electronically published documents.
All newly added or modified online content and functionality will be accessible to people with disabilities except when doing so would impose a fundamental alteration to the nature of a service or undue financial and administrative burden to Community Colleges of Spokane. Community Colleges of Spokane will provide equally effective alternative access, and ensure to the maximum extent possible, that individuals with disabilities receive the same benefits or services as everyone. This requirement also applies to the colleges' online content and functionality developed by, maintained by, or offered through third-part vendors or through the use of open sources, and includes setting up systems of accountability and verifying claims of accessibility by vendors or open sources.
In addition, all educational or instructional software or tools, business and administrative information technology, irrespective of funding source, that is procured, developed, maintained and utilized by CCS provides substantially similar functionality, experience and information access to individuals with disabilities as it provides to everyone. This is in accordance with federal and state laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Washington Tech Policy #188 and RCW 43.105.205.
[Adopted 12/20/05; effective 01/01/06; formerly 1.71.02; Amended 10/15/13; Amended 10/16/18; formerly 7.30.01]
A. Accessible Technology
B. Official Email Communications
C. Social Media Goveranace
D. Website Governance and Ownership