In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act's (ADA) requirements for digital content, Peachjar's content complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 A & AA standards. These are the guidelines by which the Office of Civil Rights requires the school district's digital content to comply with. We have successfully completed an audit performed with Monsido, a leading web accessibility scanning tool, and both our emails and school Peachjar flyer pages are in compliance.
Peachjar is fully committed to better serving individuals with disabilities. Effective immediately, flyers will no longer be available in PDF format and will instead appear as an image with an alt-tag description that contains the title, and a long description attribute that will contain all of the text from the flyer. By doing this, each flyer's content will be compatible with screen readers and other assistive technologies that have been approved for use with the WCAG 2.0 AA standard. In addition, recognizing that individuals face unique accessibility challenges, each flyer will include contact information so that parents and students can contact the flyer uploader should they have any difficulty accessing the content.
Please be aware that WCAG 2.0 A & AA standards require that we use long description attributes for flyer content; however, not all screen readers have received an update to read such content. In order to address this issue, Peachjar has adopted the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) attributes, which will enable most modern readers to read the flyer content. If an individual is still unable to access the content, Peachjar also has a text-only email option that can be enabled. Please contact us if you would like us to enable this function for an individual.
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