The Most Accessible Website Platform for K-12 Schools
The content on your school website needs to be accessible for everyone in your community. That's why we've built our CMS platform for website accessibility from the ground up.
Why School Website Accessibility Matters
Nearly one in five people in the U.S. has some form of disability. Auditory, visual, cognitive, or dexterity challenges can make it difficult for many people to access content online.
K-12 schools must ensure that everyone in their community has equal access to information, services and resources—including the content on their school website. Students, parents and staff members with disabilities should be able to find everything they need online just as easily as everyone else.
Schools also must address legal requirements for website accessibility, including Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Sections 504 and 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. With Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaints on the rise, website accessibility is an issue schools and districts can't afford to ignore.
That's why eChalk has created a K-12 CMS with accessibility features built right in. We make it easy for schools to create an accessible school website that meets ADA and 504/508 requirements and conforms to the latest WCAG 2.1 guidelines for web accessibility.
eChalk's Approach to Website Accessibility
At eChalk, we believe that you shouldn't have to be an accessibility expert to create an accessible school website. That's why we built a CMS platform that does the hard work for you. With eChalk, you don't need expensive third party software or consulting services to create a website that works for everyone.
eChalk addresses both platform and content issues related to website accessibility, so you can find and address accessibility problems on existing web pages, check new content for accessibility before you publish, and ensure that your site stays accessible as it grows and changes.
Our platform conforms to WCAG 2.1 guidelines for website accessibility, which means that many issues (like ARIA landmarking, keyboard focus, zoom capabilities and contrast issues) are taken care of behind the scenes—so you don't have to think about them at all.
We are the only K-12 CMS with a built-in tool—eChalk Guide—that helps you identify and correct content accessibility issues (such as inaccessible PDFs, missing alt-tags on images and misused headers) on your web pages both before and after publication.
Our certified website accessibility experts can provide guidance to help you get from where you are today to a beautiful, accessible school website quickly and with confidence.