Ensuring Website Accessibility for All

General Statement

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Johnston Community School District (JCSD) has made, and continues to make, efforts to ensure content on all of its websites is accessible to everyone – including individuals with disabilities and users of assistive technology.


JCSD uses the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA, with the exception of video content which follows WCAG 2.0 level A, as the minimum technical standards to develop and maintain its websites. JCSD exceeds these guidelines in many instances.


JCSD is aware that some PDF documents on its websites do not currently meet accessibility requirements. JCSD is working to update those documents to comply with modern accessibility standards. If you have trouble accessing any of these documents, please let JCSD’s Communications Department know and it will provide the requested information in an alternate format.

JCSD websites integrate with platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter in an effort to use modern communication methods and to encourage digital citizenship among its users. These services are provided by their respective companies and JCSD is not responsible for their adherence to accessibility standards.

JCSD websites also integrate with Google Translate in an effort to improve access for people who come from non-English-speaking backgrounds. Google Translate is a service provided by Google, Inc. and JCSD is not responsible for its content or its adherence to accessibility standards.

Reporting Accessibility Issues

If you are using assistive technology and having problems accessing any JCSD websites or its content, please contact the JCSD Communications Department at 515-278-0470 and every effort will be made to remedy the issue and/or provide you with the information you are seeking in an alternative format until the issue can be remedied.