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OCPS' Commitment to Accessibility and ADA Compliance


The School Board of Orange County, Florida
is committed to ensuring that our web site is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact the ADA Office, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.

Standards compliance

  • OCPS is actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so endeavors to conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

Consistent navigation

  • Navigation is consistent throughout the site.
  • The main navigation menu is on the top of each page.
  • Section links can be found in both the dropdowns or the left hand column of the respective section.
  • The footer contains links to accessibility design aspects and ADA contact information.

Increasing the font size

  • The font size of content can be increased using the text re-sizer in the header.
  • If you would like to increase the font size of the entire site, use the browser controls.
  • In all modern browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Safari) you can select View > Zoom or use the appropriate keyboard controls.
  • In older versions of Internet Explorer, select View > Text Size.

Images

  • Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable Alt (alternative) attributes.
  • Content should be usable/accessible with images "off" (disabled).

Links

  • Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
  • Links are written to make sense out of context.
  • The first link in every page is a "skip to content" which is to skip directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content).
  • On interior pages, there is also a "skip to section navigation" link that will take you directly to those links.

Printer Friendly

  • When printing from any browser, all navigation menus, banners and navigation bars are removed.