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Accessibility Center


Bakersfield College recognizes the importance and benefits of using technology to enhance student learning, especially as it helps students, faculty and staff communicate more effectively. With the use of technology comes the responsibility of ensuring that everyone has access to the same information.

What does accessibility mean? It means that we prepare digital information in such a way that those needing assistive technology and those with disabilities can access the same information as everyone else. There are many disabilities and forms of assistive technology, we provide our digital information according to the WCAG 2.0 AA standard to make it accessible.

Bakersfield College is providing resources for our staff, faculty, students and the community to ensure that they are following best practices and the law in providing accessible information. Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act has stipulated that Electronic Content must meet the WCAG 2.0 AA success criteria.

Disclaimer for PDFs: Some documents on this website may not be machine-readable text due to the date it was created. If you are a person with a disability who would like to fully access the contents of a document on this website, contact us.

Bakersfield College students with disabilities are encouraged to take advantage of the services provided by Disabled Students Programs & Services.

Contact and Reporting an Issue

Bakersfield College strives to test various assistive technologies and web browsers to ensure a positive user experience. However, some assistive technology and web browser combinations may function better than others. If you cannot access content or use a feature due to a disability, please report the issue to:

Bakersfield College
Web Team, A-17
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Helpful feedback may include:

Web Accessibility Complaint and Resolutions Process

Keyboard Commands

The following are common keyboard commands for navigating and interacting in the most common web browsers.

Action Windows keys Mac OS keys
Go back a page Alt + left arrow Command + left arrow
Go forward a page Alt + right arrow Command + left arrow
Increase text size Control + plus sign command + plus sign
Decrease text size control + minus sign command + minus sign
Restore text to default Control + 0 Command + 0
Move to next form field tab tab
Move to previous form field Shift + tab Shift + tab
Close the window Control + w Command + w

Additional keyboard commands for specific browsers:

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