Disabilities come in many forms, including but not limited to hearing impairment, visual impairment, and cognitive disorders. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all users who require compliant web browsers, enabling software, or assistive devices. We strive to ensure the accessibility of our education and training programs to students with special needs by staying up to date on current practices, applying new technologies and advancements, and conducting testing throughout development of the education and training programs.
Accessible Web design provides benefits to both those using assistive technology, as well as others. It provides benefits to users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections, or users who do not have state-of-the-art computer equipment. It also allows for easier access to the Internet via technologies, such as internet-enabled phones or personal digital assistants. ProTrain has submitted and has had continuously approved a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). A VPAT evaluates the accessibility of our education and training programs according to the Section 508 Standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) through the amendment with the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 794d), as also amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220). Every two years, ProTrain completes a new VPAT for their learning management system.
Students must notify ProTrain 10 days prior to the start date of their course for ProTrain to provide accommodations. For an academic adjustment, you will be required to provide documentation prepared by an appropriate professional, such as a medical doctor, psychologist, or other qualified diagnostician. The required documentation may include one or more of the following: a diagnosis of your current disability, as well as supporting information, such as the date of the diagnosis, how that diagnosis was reached, and the credentials of the diagnosing professional; information on how your disability affects a major life activity; and information on how the disability affects your academic performance. The documentation should provide enough information for you and your school to decide what is an appropriate academic adjustment. The student bears the responsibility for any payments associated with the acquisition of the aforementioned documentation.
Below are the most recent VPAT(s) for ProTrain: