quinebaug valley community college

Accessibility Statement

“Quinebaug Valley Community College” is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

This website endeavors to comply with best practices and standards as defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user-friendly for all people.

If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact SBreault@qvcc.commnet.edu.

We will continue to test the site to make sure that all content on the site is accessible to all visitors.

We will also continue to work to improve the accessibility standards of our website.

Accessibility Features

This site includes the following accessibility features:

  • Skip to main content
  • Adequate color contrast
  • Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable “alt” attributes.
  • Links are written to make sense out of context

Standards Compliance

  1. All static pages follow U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
  2. All static pages follow priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  3. All static pages on this site use structured semantic markup.

Structural Markup

Web pages include 3 different areas:

  1. A header bar that includes the main navigation,
  2. A main content area
  3. A footer.

Additional navigation aids

Screen Reader JAWS short/quick navigation keys.

  1. List of headings : Insert + F6
  2. List of links : Insert + F7
  3. List of Graphics: Insert + Control + G
  4. List of tables: Insert + Control + T
  5. List of Edit Fields: Insert + Control + E
  6. List of Checkbox: Insert + Control + X
  7. List of Radio buttons: Insert + Control + A
  8. List of Listbox: Insert + Control + C


  1. Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable alt attributes.


  1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.


  1. All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labeled.

Known Accessibility Issues

We are currently working to fix the following issues

  1. We will add known issues here as they arise.

Accessibility software

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  • Browser: Chrome and IE11