Website Accessibility


The Gordon State College website serves audiences inside and outside the Gordon community by providing convenient, 24 hour access, to up-to-date information concerning the college including its academic programs, initiatives, events, and educational resources. Gordon State College will strive to provide a website that:

  • reflects the overall mission of the college.
  • supports the highest accessibility standards and ensures that all users are able to make the best use of the resources available.
  • functions as an educational tool for students (prospective and current), staff, faculty, and the community.
  • serves as the chief communication medium of the College.

Web Policy

All official and unofficial web pages are subject to the Web Content Policies and Guidelines (pdf) of Gordon State College.


Standards Compliant Design

Every effort has been made to ensure that the Gordon State College website follows the highest web accessibility standards recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Following guidelines published by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, all official webpages on the Gordon State College web server are developed to comply with the priority 1 checkpoint of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0). By endorsing these standards, Gordon State College facilitates universal access to all the resources available on the website.

LIFT Text Transcoder

In a state-wide effort to ensure websites of Georgia's colleges and universities are easily accessible to a wide range of viewers, the University System of Georgia has implemented a tool called LIFT Text Transcoder from UsableNet, Inc. LIFT Text Transcoder is a server-based software package that creates a "text-only" view of webpages on-the-fly. Using the Text Transcoder, the viewer can navigate all pages and content of the college's website in a textual format which results in more effective use by disabled persons, PDA and cell phone users, and / or by users who need pages to download quickly. Gordon State College's link to the LIFT Text Transcoder can be found in the footer of every official page of the web site. The Text-Only link for this institution's website is

Portable Document Format

Many documents on this website are rendered in Portable Document Format (PDF), which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader®. Adobe PDF format provides an easy means for electronic document distribution and can be shared, viewed, and printed by anyone using the free Adobe Reader software. All Adobe PDF documents on the Gordon State College website automatically open in a new browser window when a direct hyperlink to them is clicked. Instructions for downloading and installing the free Adobe Reader software are available on the Adobe web site.