Web Accessibility Statement

Berkshire Community College (BCC) is committed to making accessible and inclusive to every user regardless of technology or ability.

In 2022, BCC's Marketing and Communications department began an accessibility audit and a page-by-page remediation of the code and content of by following Section 508 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), which is produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Conformance Status Report

Report created: Sept. 16, 2022
Report modified: Jan. 27, 2023

The WCAG defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. BCC's main website,, partially conforms with WCAG 2.1 levels A and AA. Partial conformance means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Key Accessibility Features

  • Skip-to-main-content link
  • Color contrast
  • Legible text that can be increased or decreased in size
  • Structural presentation to identify headings and lists

Remediation: In Progress

  • Template Remediation

    Add skip-to-main-content link.

    Add link focus.

    Improve text-to-background color contrast for some page elements (contrast between the text and background must be greater than or equal to 4.5:1 for small text and 3:1 for large text).

    Fix search feature.

    Edit scripts that incorrectly modify HTML output.

    Remediate embedded forms.

  • Page-by-Page Remediation
    Meta Data

    Add or improve meta descriptions.

    Write consistent, meaningful meta titles.


    Rename redundant and/or insufficient link titles.


    Reorder headings in hierarchical importance.

    Ensure headings are meaningful and concise.


    Add meaningful alternative image attributes.

    Write out text contained in images, if necessary.

    • Recommendation: Replace images that contain text.

    Fix Fontawesome source code and add WAI-ARIA labels.


    Replace PDF forms with accessible HTML ones, if possible.

    Correct forms that have missing or improperly labeled fields.

    Video Embeds
    • Recommendation: Add auto descriptions to YouTube videos.
    PDF Files

    Replace PDF files with HTML pages, if possible.

    Replace embedded PDF files with links.

Report a Barrier

We welcome your feedback. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers: