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.
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:
Web Team, A-17
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93313
Helpful feedback may include:
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|