Web Accessibility

We want everyone who visits the Manchester Community College website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding and straightforward.

Accessibility and inclusiveness are priorities at MCC. If you are having difficulty accessing website content, media, files, forms, or other areas of this site due to a disability please contact ma-web@manchestercc.edu for assistance. Any problems or concerns will be addressed promptly.

If you’re a faculty or staff member, please view our web content and accessibility best practices page for basic guidelines to follow when creating or editing your department’s pages.

What are we doing?

To help us make the Manchester Community College website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the Manchester Community College website.

How are we doing?

We’re working hard to achieve our goal of Level AA accessibility, but we realize there are some areas that still need improving. The following information explains what we’re doing to make that happen.

Success Criteria 1.1.1

There have been many image galleries created throughout the years for the MCC website, and we’re aware that many images do not have sufficient alternate text. Many of these images are not informational and could be considered purely decorative, but we strive to provide meaningful alternate text when images are added to new or existing galleries.

Success criteria 1.2.3

We have added captions to all videos created since January 2017 and continue adding them to all past videos.

Success criteria 2.4.4

We work continually to make sure no older pages have simple text like “click here” acting as links.

Let us know what you think

If you enjoyed using the Manchester Community College website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please submit the website feedback form. We’d like to hear from you.