Houlton believes in equal access and opportunity. We strive to ensure our online experience meets the accessibility requirements put forward by the U.S. Federal Government.

Houlton is required by Federal Law to provide access to its programs and services to all qualified individuals. A U.S. Department of Justice Policy Ruling on September 9, 1996 confirmed that the ADA applies to Internet web pages. Most recently, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, established federally-recognized standards on web accessibility (See These laws require educators to create web sites that are accessible to persons who utilize screen readers to navigate the internet, are unable to hear audio content, are unable to use a mouse, etc.

Accessibility Mission

Houlton is dedicated to providing the best web experience possible to all users. We build web pages to conform with Section 508, for accessibility for the disabled. If you find a page which is not compliant, please let us know.


What is ADA Compliance and Section 508?

See the ADA website and Federal Government Section 508 website for more information.

What is the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)?

The w3c has a nice fact sheet on WAI.

How do I know if my web pages are compliant?

There are several ways to check your website for compliance. One way is to visit WebXACT, a website Validator for 508 compliance.


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