Accessibility Center

BC's campus 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. 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

Contact and Reporting an Accessibility Barrier

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:

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: