Website Accessibility Information
Policies & Procedures
Website Accessibility Notice
Poplar Public Schools is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
Poplar Public Schools does not discriminate in its education and employment programs on the basis of religion, age, race, color, national origin, gender, marital or parental status, or disability and complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
In order to further our commitment to nondiscrimination, we are working to ensure our site conforms to level Double-A World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Such guidelines detail best practices for ensuring assistive technology users can access the site. The guidelines also make the site more user friendly for all people.
Should anyone find information or functionality which is inaccessible, please contact Patti Jo Black at 406-768-6844 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate.
Any individual who believes material on this site is inaccessible and is considered to be a violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may file a written grievance.
The following video has been produced by the Kent School District to raise awareness of accessibility requirements and how adherence to established standards supports student achievement and effective communication. If you are an employee of Poplar Schools, you must watch this video.
This video will be used until Poplar School District develops, creates and initiates its own training video and/or tools.
Accessibility Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is web accessibility?
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the World Wide Web, which is accessed through the internet. It has become known simply as "the Web or Internet."
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web as well as contribute to the Web if possible.
What is accessible technology?
Accessible Technology is also referred to as “Assistive Technology” or “Auxiliary Aids and Services.” It includes software, equipment, and programs that make content available for use by people with disabilities.
Some examples are; screen readers used by people who are blind or partially-sighted, video captioning for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, or special programming in software that allows for a wide variety of input devices for people with mobility disabilities.
Why is web and technology accessibility important?
As the world relies more and more on technology it is imperative that people with disabilities have access to content and equipment to enable them to fully participate in many fields, including education.
Why does Poplar School District provide web and technology accessibility?
It is the law. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. These laws mandate that people with disabilities are afforded equal access, regardless of their disability, to programs and services that are provided by public entities including public schools.
What do the laws require?
The laws require that people with disabilities not be discriminated against. Communications with people with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. The District shall make reasonable modifications to ensure equal opportunity and access to website content, software, and equipment.
Do I have to pay for the accommodations or modifications?
Services will be provided free of charge to qualifying individuals with a disability. For the purpose of nondiscrimination generally, a “qualifying individual” means “someone who has, has a record of, or is perceived as having a physical, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”
How do I make sure that the District's web and technology are accessible to me as a person with a disability?
Poplar School District is in the process of making sure its websites, content pages, and software programs meet accessibility guidelines.
What happens if the website content or District software cannot be modified to ensure equal access?
Poplar School District is required to make the same information available to people with disabilities through other means, such as providing hard copies of web content.
Are there any limits on the kinds of modifications or effective communication provided for people with disabilities?
Yes. The District is not required to take actions that it can demonstrate would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service, program, or activity or undue financial and administrative burdens. However, those situations are extremely rare and such determinations are made in accordance with the District’s procedures.
If I have concerns or problems, who do I contact?
If, because of a disability, you are unable to access content on the District’s website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the District, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any technology used by Poplar School District, including this website, please email;
(NOTE: link goes to appropriate email)