• Website Accessibility 

    The PISD websites are accessed and used by a diverse group of people. Some of our users, including students, parents, and employees, have visual or hearing impairments that create challenges in accessing websites and require the use of assistive technologies such as screen readers and text-only browsers.  We are committed to providing equal access to information, programs, and activities by making our web pages accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.

    This page provides resources and guidance to schools, departments, and individuals involved in developing and maintaining a Plano ISD supported website.  These accessibility resources are meant to help staff build web pages and websites in an accessible way.

    Mandatory Requirements for Web Content  

    Accessible Design

    An online document or tool is accessible when it can be easily understood by everyone, regardless of what browser or adaptive equipment he or she is using.  Another term for accessibility is universal design, and is the principle that any one document or tool can be accessed by any user regardless of the device (e.g. visual browser, screen reader, mobile device) he or she is using.

    You must review your content for accessibility:  

    1. Do images have alternative text?  
      Learn how to make Images Accessible
    2. Does video have captions and does audio have a transcript?
       Learn how to produce Accessible Multimedia
    3. Are your documents formatted and exported for accessibility? 
      Learn how to produce Accessible Documents
    4. Have you avoided using visual characteristics to communicate information (example:  “click the circle on the right” or “required fields are in red”)?
      More about Avoiding Visual Characteristics
    5. Does the interface have sufficient contrast between text color and background color? 
      Learn more about Providing Sufficient Color Contrast
  • □ Images

    Images must have Alternative Text

    Alternative text provides a textual alternative to non-text content in web pages such as pictures and clipart.   

    • Read by screen readers used by the visually impaired
    • Displayed in browsers when the image cannot be displayed or the image file is not found. 
    • Used by search engines

    Quick Tips

    • Do not use "picture of" or  "image or" in the alt text description.  
    • Alternative text should be representative of content and purpose of the image.  

    Learn more about making images accessible