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. We provide some guidance and resources to assist you in preparing your electronic documents and content in the Accessibility Training Resources.
What does accessibility mean? It means that we prepare digital information in such a way that those with disabilities and those that may need assistive technology 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 success criteria to make it accessible in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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 and find it is not accessible, 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:
- Contact form: Report a Barrier
- E-mail Web Team: email@example.com
- Phone: (661) 395-4251
- TTY: (661) 395-4959
- E-mail DSPS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Team, Marketing & Public Relations
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93313
Helpful feedback may include:
- What you were trying to do
- What technologies you may have been using (computer, software)
- The barrier or issue you encountered
- The web address where you experienced the issue
- A screenshot
- More at Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites
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|