Accessibility at Gaston College
Gaston College is committed to providing barrier-free access to online content in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to provide support services for students, including services for students with disabilities and other special needs.
The College follows the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard, outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and recommended by the North Carolina Community College System.
What is Accessibility?
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can access online content the same as all other individuals who use the website. The College will incorporate the four principles that provide the foundation for Web accessibility to help ensure the usability of the site for all users:
- Perceivable – Information and user interface components will be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.
- Operable – User interface components and navigation will be operable.
- Understandable – Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.
- Robust – Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.
Web accessibility also benefits others, including those with changing abilities due to aging or temporary disability, as well as improving general usability of the site for all.
In today’s society, it is essential that students are provided with access to lifelong learning through high-quality, affordable, and flexible services. Gaston College is committed to creating accessible web and e-learning content for all users. The focus areas of compliance consist of:
- Third-party vendors
Location & Contact Information
For general information about disability services and resources at Gaston College, please contact ZaMyra Dow-Show, Counselor – Accessibility at 704-922-6224, or another member of the Counseling Center staff at 704.922.6222. Accessibility/Disability Services is located in the Counseling Center, second floor Myers Center, 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034.
Eligibility for Accessibility/Disability Services
If you need assistance or more information about becoming eligible for accommodations, please visit the Accessibility/Disability Services website.