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Making School Websites Accessible

Image of keyboard with blue accessibility buttonSchool districts around California are receiving Office for Civil Rights (OCR) complaints that their websites are not accessible to people with disabilities.

Want to ahead of a complaint and take the proactive step of making your school or district's website(s) accessible to all users, but not sure how to get started?

This free, three-hour training will provide a helpful introduction to the legal requirements and basics of website accessibility before diving into some of the the specifics, such as how to make PDFs and videos accessible. It will wrap up with a hands-on session that will guide attendees through building a plan for how to begin addressing website accessibility in their school or district.

Laptops and other accommodations

We recommend that you bring a laptop for the hands-on portion of the workshop. If you do not have one or would prefer to use one of SCOE's laptops (Mac and PC platforms available) please contact Jamie Hansen by July 21 to reserve one by emailing Please also contact Jamie Hansen by July 21 if you require any other accommodations.

When July 31, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location SCOE, Board Room

Presenters will include but are not limited to:

  • A website accessibility consultant
  • A school district that has made its website accessible
  • A legal expert
  • Additional speaker details to come
Cost Free
Audience Superintendents, IT Directors, Webmasters, Communications Directors, and others involved with website or document management
Registration Bob Herbstman, (707) 524-2936,
Questions Jamie Hansen, (707) 524-2620,

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