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Website Accessibility Statement

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The Mississippi Department of Education is committed to ensuring that its websites are accessible to all people, including those with disabilities.

We continually strive to meet W3C WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 conformance for our site. 

A few of the ways we work to achieve this is: 

  • by providing text-equivalents for non-visual components of the pages
  • by providing access to Closed Caption when viewing videos
  • by providing navigation menus in an organized structure and accessible to access technology

To ensure that you are able to gain all the access you need we offer the following options for personal assistance:

  • Submit your feedback using our Website Feedback located at the bottom of each page to voice your concerns about the content on that page or the lack thereof;
  • Email us at mdenet@mdek12.org and provide the following information: one, the page that contained the content (or expected content); two, the issues experienced while trying to access the content; and three, the best contact information for you if you would like for us to follow up with you.  However, the requested contact information is optional and will only be used to reach you to offer a solution.

 

Additionally, we are providing resources to assist with our visitor's accessibility needs below.

 

Free screen reader called NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)

This app is for use with computers running on Windows can be used by blind and vision impaired people to hear content read aloud from the computer.  The app can be downloaded from http://www.nvaccess.org/ and installed on Windows computers for free. 

Windows Built-in Accessibility Features:

 Macs (Apple) Built-in Accessibility Features:

Internet Browser Keyboard Shortcut Options for Zooming:

  • Windows users:

    • To incrementally increase the size of the browser’s content, press the following keys in combination: [Ctrl] and [+]
    • To incrementally decrease the size of the browser’s content, press the following keys in combination: [Ctrl] and [-]
    • To return to normal the size of the browser’s content, press the following keys in combination: [Ctrl] and [0]
       
  • Mac (Apple) users:

    • To incrementally increase the size of the browser’s content, press the following keys in combination: [Command] and [+]
    • To incrementally decrease the size of the browser’s content, press the following keys in combination: [Command] and [-]
    • To return to normal the size of the browser’s content, press the following keys in combination: [Command] and [0]

Apps to help accommodate for other file formats on our site

Name: Free Microsoft Office Online
Website: https://products.office.com/en/office-online/
Description: This is the free version of Microsoft Office suite that works inside your web browser.  It will allow you to read and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents.  You must have a Microsoft account to access and you can register for your free on the site https://products.office.com/en/office-online/.  Note that registration is only required if you don't already have a Microsoft Account.


Name: Windows File Viewer
Website: https://windowsfileviewer.com/
Description: Windows Files Viewer is an app that is used to view, but not edit Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents.  Note, this application is not needed if you already have the Microsoft Office suite installed on your computer or you are using the free online version of Microsoft Office.
Platform limitation: Only runs on Windows


Name: Adobe PDF Reader
Website: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
Description: Abobe Reader allows you to read and print PDF formatted documents.


Name: VLC Media Player
Website: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
Description: VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files