With regard to the Orchard Park Central School District (“District”) website, www.opschools.org, and any official District web presence developed, maintained or offered through District sources, the District is committed to complying with the provisions of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This commitment exists so that students, parents, and members of the public with disabilities are able to independently acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services as those without disabilities, with equivalent ease of use.
Transition Toward Web Accessibility
The Orchard Park Central School District is in the process of transitioning its websites and web-based resources to more accessible formats and will make every attempt to comply with the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative’s Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0. These standards help make a website easier to navigate for people experiencing vision problems, dexterity issues, hearing limitations, and/or other neurocognitive barriers. The Public Relations Department and Instructional Technology Department are responsible for reviewing all areas of the District’s web presence and evaluating its accessibility on a periodic basis.
About Portable Document Format (PDF) Files
The Orchard Park Central School District is not always able to provide alternate text or HTML versions for many of the documents that appear on the website in PDF format. We will, upon request, work with any individual with a disability to provide web documents in an alternative format. If any person is unable to access information provided on the district’s website or in any web-based resource, s/he is encouraged to contact the district through its director of public relations, director of instructional technology services, or office of the superintendent as noted below:
Director of Public Relations
Director of Technology and Chief Information Officer
Secretary to the Superintendent
To assist us in addressing your issue, please provide the following:
- The nature of the accessibility problem
- The web address of the page(s) where you encountered the issue
- Your full contact information, so we can reach you to gather more information if needed
We welcome your feedback regarding the usability of our website, as it is an important part of our ongoing efforts to make our site accessible for everyone.
Right to File Accessibility Grievances
All persons who believe they have been unfairly prevented from accessing information on this website have the right to file a formal grievance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Further information on how to file a grievance with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, as well as the methods for doing so, are provided on the Office for Civil Rights web page “How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights.”