ADA Compliance

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors

Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) recognizes the importance of ensuring that our website is accessible to those with disabilities. 

This website endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.and has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

WISD strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability. To that end we have recently reviewed our entire website to identify non-compliant elements or documents and to bring them into compliance. Having recently partnered with Siteimprove, searching the site for errors has, to a large extent, been automated.  Weekly reports bring errors like misspellings, broken links, color contrast ranges, etc. to the attention of the webmasters, who either address the problem immediately or request resolution from the appropriate section editor.  This process is on-going, ensuring the site remains up-to-date regarding current guidelines.

But we can't do it all, and we do not believe that automated technology will catch every error on the site.  If you find something on the website, and believe it to be ADA related matter, please bring it to our attention by clicking on the reporting link, below, filling out the simple form, and submitting it.  We will contact you with our solution.

Reporting problems with the website

We are continually seeking solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing the WISD website, please click on the reporting link, below, fill out the simple form, and submit it for review.  We will contact you with our solution.

WISD ADA Web Compliance Reporting

Web compliance metrics are used to gauge the extent to which educational and government websites are meeting certain technical standards.  In this case, the standard to be met is one of accessibility.  Section 508 is the federal Accessibility Program run by the GSA.  For the full text of Section 508, please see the official government 508 web site: Section 508

There are sixteen major website accessibility compliant areas that webmaster need to be aware of, when building out a website.  All sixteen are the responsibility of the WISD Webmasters. 

How do we monitor these areas?  We have hired an independent company, Site Improve, to monitor our website for the accessibility metrics as described by the ADA and Section 508.  They provide weekly reporting to us, and the webmasters follow up by either correcting the problems listed, or advising our employee-content department managers to correct the problem.  Then we follow up with them within a week to make sure the problems are being addressed.  Any contrast or embedded linking issues are addressed by our web developers, IGD Solutions.

Some documents on the WISD website are produced in portable document format (PDF). In order to improve viewing of these files, please download the latest version of Adobe Reader, which is available for free at the Adobe web site. 

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311