The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is committed to providing access to electronic information, including the School’s web pages, for individuals with disabilities in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws.
The rights of individuals with disabilities, including students and parents, are protected under two federal laws in the education context. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity operated by recipients of federal funds. It states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States…shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended prohibits discrimination based on disability by public entities, regardless of whether they receive federal financial assistance. Title II states: “[N]o qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.”
Accordingly, the FSDB website conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) Suite 1.0 standards.
If you have a disability and the format of any material on our web pages interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact the FSDB webmaster via email. To help us respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the URL/website address where you encountered an accessibility problem, a detailed description of the problem, and your contact information.