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Website Accessibility Statement

 Website Accessibility Statement

 

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

We continually strive to meet W3C WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 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

 However, if you are still unable to gain sufficient access to desired content on our site, please  immediately email 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.  The provided information will be used to contact you and try to offer a solution.

  In effort to provide the most extensible support possible, we are including additional resources to assist with accessibility needs.

  Acronym Glossary

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]

 

Applications to Accommodate Non-W3C File Formats:
Name: Microsoft Word Viewer 

 Description: Word Document Viewer

 Platform: Windows

 

 Name: Microsoft Excel Viewer

 Description:Excel Spreadsheet Viewer

 Platform: Windows

 

 Name: Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer

 Description: PowerPoint Presentation Viewer

 Platform: Windows

 

Name: Adobe PDF Reader 

Description: PDF Viewer

Platform: Windows

 

Name: VLC Media Player

Description: Media Player (video and audio)

Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux




Other Applications:

Name: NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA)

Description: Screen Reader

Platform: Windows

 

Name: Orca

Description: Screen Reader

Platform: Linux

  

Other Resources:

IMPORTANT: We are actively working on creating an entirely new website that will be built with a Content Management System (CMS) that incorporates accessible functionality. The development platform is dedicated to providing all the necessary tools to achieve and maintain the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 standards.