Monomoy Regional School District Accessibility Information

  • In accordance with Monomoy Regional School District’s policies on harassment and discrimination prevention and nondiscrimination on the basis of an individual with a disability, the district is committed to making our information and our facilities accessible and welcoming to visitors with disabilities.

    Monomoy Regional School District Facilities Accessibility

    All programs or activities offered by the Monomoy Regional School District, when viewed in their entirety, shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. Information relating to the existence or location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities can be obtained upon request. Please contact the School District's Superintendent, whose title, address, and telephone number are listed below:

    Dr. Scott Carpenter, Superintendent
    Monomoy Regional School District 
    425 Crowell Road
    Chatham, MA 02633
    (508) 945-5130

    Interested persons who need auxiliary aids and/or services for effective communication in programs or activities, including persons with impaired vision or hearing, are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the School District's Superintendent. Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and/or services to attend a meeting or function at school should make a request for reasonable accommodations within a reasonable time before the date of the event or function.

    Monomoy Regional School District Website Accessibility

    Monomoy Regional School District is actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so will conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

    As of June 30, 2017, Monomoy Regional School District transferred its platform to a new website vendor and has been working to transition content toward bringing our website into compliance. In moving to the new web hosting platform, the district chose a vendor that offered a product that was designed and developed in accordance with the internationally recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA, as well as the Section 508 standards. As part of our transition, MRSD is auditing our website to identify areas of concern and highlight steps toward improvement.

    Moving forward, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 guidelines will apply to all new, updated, and existing web content on www.monomoy.edu, including our teacher sites. Accessibility training will be incorporated into web publishing professional development for all contributors of new website content. Additionally, frequent ongoing monitoring will be accomplished through scanning tools, and non-compliant elements will be corrected.

    The entire MRSD website will be reviewed periodically by our vendor as well as internally, and these reviews will be managed by the Technology Department in conjunction with the Director of Student Services.

    Website Accessibility Tools

    The MRSD website has a number of features to help users access the information.

    ·         Translation – There is a translations tool at the upper right side of the site. Using this tool will help translate information into a variety of languages for our users.
    ·         Images have alternative text
    ·         PDFs are tagged for accessibility (in process)
    ·         Videos are captioned (users can utilize YouTube’s captioning functionality)

    Individuals requesting alternative access to website content may send correspondence to mmaguire@monomoy.edu or to the following address: Melissa Maguire, Director of Student Services, Monomoy Regional School District, 425 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA 02633.

    To assist the district in responding to your request, please indicate the nature of the accessibility concern, the web address of the requested material, your desired outcome or preferred format in which you want to receive the material, and your name and contact information.

    Any person who feels that the school district has discriminated against them because of their disability and thus violated Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may file a written complaint in accordance with the District’s Harassment And Discrimination Prevention policy Harassment/Discrimination Complaint Procedure.

    The written complaint must be filed with the Monomoy Regional School District's Section 504/ADA Coordinator at the following address:

    Melissa Maguire, Director of Student Services
    Monomoy Regional School District
    425 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA 02633
    phone: (508) 945-5132
    fax: (508) 945-5133