Web Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

Berkshire Community College (BCC) is committed to making our website accessible and inclusive to all regardless of technology or ability.

BCC's Marketing department is currently conducting 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: Nov. 2, 2022

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

  • Legible text that can be increased or decreased in size.
  • Structural presentation to identify headings and lists.


  • Code and Content Remediation: In Progress
    Color Contrast
    • 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).
    • Add skip-to-main-content link.
    • Add link focus.
    • Rename redundant and/or insufficient link titles.
    • Reorder headings in hierarchical importance.
    • Ensure headings are meaningful and concis.e
    • Add meaningful alternative image attributes.
    • Recommendation: Replace images that contain text.
    • Write out text contained in images, if necessary.
    • Replace PDF forms with accessible HTML ones.
    • Correct forms that have improperly labeled fields.
    Video Embeds
    • Add closed captioning to BCC's YouTube™ channel videos, if necessary.
    • Recommendation: Add auto descriptions to YouTube videos.
    PDF Files
    • Replace PDF files with HTML pages, if possible.

Report a Barrier

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