Adapted from The Florida Department of State Accessibility Statement from http://dos.myflorida.com/accessibility/
Santa Rosa County District Schools is committed to making our web site accessible to all our users. A District Accessibility plan is being modified to address the latest federal requirements and meet both the needs of the disabled and ensure our sites are as user-friendly as possible. Our websites are currently under review and redesign if necessary to make sure that they meet or exceed the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Many of our web pages currently meet the Section 508 accessibility standards as well as the W3C’s Web Content accessibility Guidelines 2.0 level AA conformance requirements. Furthermore, the District continues to work on making all web pages accessible to its users.
Thank you for your patience through this redesign process. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement, please contact the webmaster at email@example.com.
Free File Viewers
- Adobe Acrobat Viewer
- Microsoft PowerPoint and Word Viewers – Important: Microsoft Viewers are no longer available for download. To continue viewing those files for free, Microsoft recommends installing the mobile apps or storing documents in OneDrive or Dropbox, where Word and PowerPoint Online open them in your browser. Also available is https://products.office.com/en-us/office-online/view-office-documents-online.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Many of the documents on the Florida Department of State website are in HTML or ASCII formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in PDF Format.
PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe.
People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to read documents directly in PDF format unless they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe’s accessibility tools and services, visit the Adobe Downloads site.
Office viewers Excel, PowerPoint, and Word Files
Office viewers being retired
The PowerPoint Viewer and Excel Viewer are being retired in April, 2018 (the Word Viewer was retired November, 2017). As such, these Viewers will no longer be available for download or receive security updates. To continue viewing Office files for free, Microsoft recommends installing the Office apps or storing documents in OneDrive or Dropbox, where Word Online, Excel Online or PowerPoint Online opens them in your browser. For the mobile apps, visit the store for your device.
|The Word app||The Excel app||The PowerPoint app|
Some of our web sites use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for page layout and text formatting. By using relative and adjustable font sizes, users are able to set the text size to better suit their needs. This feature is not currently available on all district and school pages, but we are working to update existing pages. All new pages will have this feature.
To make it easier for people with screen readers to jump to the content, one of the first lines that a screen reader sees is the option to jump to the main content or this page. The access key to jump to the main content is “ALT” + “X”.
Great Resources for Creating Accessible Documents
Work with these documents to address certain accessibility issues.