Gaston College is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all audiences. The college is actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website by adopting the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 at Conformance Level AA as its official technical guidelines. Continued information, updates, and training will be provided to all faculty, staff, and students in our efforts of a successful experience for everyone at Gaston College.

Accessibility at Gaston College

What is Accessibility?

Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can access web content as all individuals who use the website. The college will incorporate the four principles that provide the foundation for Web accessibility:

  • 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 the usability of the site for all users.

Accessibility Focus

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:

  • Website
  • e-Learning
  • 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. We look forward to hearing from you!

Eligibility for Accessibility/Disability Services

If you need assistance or more information about becoming eligible for accommodations, please visit the Accessibility/Disability Services website.

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