School Districts are Receiving Letters of Complaint from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

PROVIDENCE, RI–(Marketwired – December 07, 2017) – Schools and school districts across the country have received letters of complaint from The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), and the frequency of these letters does not seem to be slowing down. The OCR is holding schools and school districts accountable for the accessibility of their websites.

Websites and digital materials are required to be accessible to people with disabilities, just as brick-and-mortar commercial buildings are required to follow standards to make their location equally accessible to all people, no matter their physical limitation. To fully commit to an equal experience for all students and parents, schools of the twenty-first century must embrace the advantages that accessible websites provide and start thinking about their digital presence being a place of public accommodation.