Web Accessibility Policy
TFC is committed to making its web site accessible according to the standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), including XHTML, CSS, and WCAG. To improve the accessibility of our web site, we test any major redesign with screen readers and other tools. We also use Vision Australia's Web Accessibility Toolbar, and the various tools included on it for site validation and accessibility testing, including W3C Markup Validation Service, W3C CSS Validation Service, and the WAVE toolbar from WebAim, and it is our goal to achieve the highest level of accessibility attainable.
Web Accessibility Coordinator
TFC has designated several staff members to serve as Web Accessibility Coordinators. They will monitor TFC's compliance with this policy and train web publishers and developers how to make all web pages accessible. TFC's Accessibility Coordinators may grant written requests for exceptions to this policy under appropriate circumstances. To contact the Web Accessibility Coordinators, send e-mail to accessibility at TFC.state.tx.us.
Exceptions and Accomodations
TFC has thousands of individual web pages and most of them were created before this policy was enacted. When existing Web sites containing official information are updated and/or revised they will be brought into compliance with this policy, and all new sites containing official TFC information must be accessibile.
TFC welcomes comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact TFC's accessibility coordinator at accessibility at TFC.state.tx.us. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.
Additional Information and Resources
Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. The Department of Information Resources (DIR) also has a helpful list of Accessibility and Usability Resources.