Vance-Granville Community College is committed to providing web services that are accessible and usable by all regardless of technology or access method. We actively work to increase the accessibility and usability of our websites by striving towards the seven principles of universal design, including: equitable use, flexibility, simple yet intuitive, perceptible information, tolerance for errors, low physical effort for task completion, and appropriate design for approach in use.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level Double-A standards influence our web design. Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is no longer the single relevant accessibility guideline for web content. This site has been built using code that is compliant with the W3C standards for HTML and CSS, which allows for future technologies, including assistive technologies, to properly interact with and display web content. Our websites aspire to meet WCAG 2.0 Level Double-A and meet or exceed Section 508 standards of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To meet these standards, the following best practices are adhered to:
- Alternative text descriptions for images
- Form inputs with associated text labels that provide instruction cues of detected input errors
- Appropriately titled frames
- Synchronized captions for non-live web-based video
- Tables for tabular data with data table captions and summaries used where appropriate
- Content for which color alone is not the sole method for conveying content to distinguish visual elements
- Color contrast ratio is at least 4.5:1
- All page functionality is available using a keyboard
- Dynamic content with the ability to be paused or stopped
- Intuitive and logical ordering of navigation links and form elements
- Consistent navigation and functionality of elements across multiple webpages
Reporting an Issue
If you are having difficulty accessing a web page, please let us know so that we may evaluate the page for accessibility. You may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your e-mail, please include the following information:
- The web page address URL in question, e.g. Admissions Homepage
- Your contact information: name, telephone number and e-mail address
- Technical information: operating system or device, web browser name, web browser version and any adaptive software you are using if applicable.
- Please describe in as much detail as possible, the problems you are having in accessing the page.
- If you are able to do so, please include a “screen shot” or image of the page where you encounter the problem
If you are a student seeking a reasonable accommodation under Section 504 of the ADA Act, see:
Our goal of the Office of Accessibility is to support the college student with a disability to enter campus life, its programs and activities, both on campus and through distance education. We emphasize educational achievement as well as retention and success, in both higher education and career goals. Reasonable accommodations, when eligible, are provided to minimize the effects of your disability and maximize your potential success.
Grievances, or complaints should be addressed according to the VGCC General Student Grievance Procedures.