COCC Web Accessibility Information

Central Oregon Community College is committed to meeting ADA requirements and making our website as well as our campus accessible to all visitors. In an effort to help make the college website as accessible as possible to a broad audience, COCC is working to implement better accessibility standards on all COCC web pages.

COCC recently migrated to the OmniUpdate web content management system and has implemented Accessibility Check tools that must be run before a page can be published. The Accessibility Check will check the page's HTML for any issues that conflict with accessibility standards.

Due to the extensive content that COCC has on the web, these standards do not yet apply to every page, but their use is recommended and will become more prevalent as time allows.

Accessibility Standards

To make Central Oregon Community College web pages more accessible, content is checked for ADA accessibilty issues before it can be published. For information about WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) Accessibility standards see WCAG information.

Viewing pages in high-contrast mode

Some web browsers may ignore your Windows settings and display the page as it was originally created unless you do the following:

  1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, select Internet Options and then select Accessibility.
  2. Check Ignore Colors Specified On Web Pages, Ignore Font Styles Specified On Web Pages, and Ignore Font Sizes Specified On Web Pages, and then click OK

For information about viewing pages in high-contrast mode using other Web browsers, consult the Help for your browser.

Alt tags

Images used on web pages should contain "alt tags", which provide a text description of the image for use with screen readers or other assistive technologies. In cases where an alt tag would provide no information or would be redundant with bordering text, alt tags may be excluded.

Further information

If you have questions or suggestions please visit our Disability Services web.

For helpful tips creating accessible web pages see Web Usability Best Practices.