Our Commitment to Digital Accessibility

Iḷisaġvik College is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

We take the following measures to ensure accessibility of our website:

  • Appoint an accessibility officer.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Perform a weekly automated crawl of the website to flag errors.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Iḷisaġvik College is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of our content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Iḷisaġvik College’s website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers found on our website:

  • Phone: 907-852-1860
  • E-mail: monica.lugo@ilisagvik.edu 
  • Visitor address: NARL Main Campus, Hut 365
  • Postal address: P.O. Box 749, Barrow, AK 99723

You may also choose to file a complaint online through our online Feedback form.

We try to respond to feedback within 1-2 business days. 

Technical specifications

Accessibility of our website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer: 

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Assessment approach

We assessed the accessibility of our website by the following approaches: 

  • Automated evaluation
  • Self-evaluation
  • External evaluation

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Iḷisaġvik College
Justina Wilhelm
Vice President of Administration | Title IX Investigator

Formal complaints

We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 2 business days, and to propose a solution within 10 business days. You are entitled to escalate a complaint to the Office of Civil Rights, should you be dissatisfied with our response to you.