• Website Accessibility

    Albertville City Schools is committed to providing all information on its website in an accessible format to everyone. If you find problems that prevent access, please contact us using the contact information below or complete our online Website Feedback Form. Please let us know the nature of your accessibility program, and we can provide any inaccessible content in an alternative format. 

    ACS does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. Our website aims to align with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, developing electronic information for equitable access to individuals with disabilities that is comparable to that provided for individuals without disabilities. We have adopted the criteria for accessibility of online content outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and documented as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1

    To move toward that goal, we are utilizing Blackboard Ally to implement A and AA-level objectives and are immediately addressing priority issues such as non-distinguishable links, heading hierarchies, alt tags, and more. Blackboard Ally provides institution-wide reporting on course content accessibility and drives further improvements at ACS. Our efforts include the following domains:

    Copies of all materials are available in large type upon request. Also, the content of this website will be read to any person making the request. Other websites in our web spaces, or those of individuals and specific groups that might be public or private, are not included under our legal mandate, although we encourage all employees and groups to make all web content accessible.

    If you would like additional assistance or are unable to access content on the District's website, please complete our online Website Feedback Form. You may also email mirandahumphrey@albertk12.org for assistance. Please include your full name, description of the problem encountered, the web address of the material you tried to access, and contact information in case more details are needed. 

    Helpful Accessibility Tools

    Browsers and plugins for accessibility

    In addition, assistive screen reader technology from JAWS, NVDA, and Apple VoiceOver.

    Text to Screen Readers

    Screen readers are text-to-speech software that allow people to read and interact with content in different ways. Many people who cannot perceive what is on the screen will use them to allow audible access to web content. ACS strives to ensure that our content is accessible to screen readers.

    There are free options available, including JAWS, NVDA, and Apple VoiceOver. You can use this with your favorite web browser. Screen readers accept input in a variety of ways, but one of the most common forms is through your keyboard. By pressing the down arrow in JAWS, for example, you are able to navigate through items on the page. JAWS will also accept Braille input.

    Using Accessibility Tools on Your Phone

    Several features are located on smartphones. iOS and Android provide many tools to help you access what you love.

    • VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android are the screen readers that come built-in. To turn on VoiceOver, go to "Settings", then "General", to "Accessibility", and then turn "VoiceOver" on. You can set the “Accessibility Shortcut” to “VoiceOver” from the "Accessibility" page in order to triple-click the "Home" button to toggle VoiceOver on and off. TalkBack has a similar feature.
    • "Zoom", "Magnifier", "Invert Colors", "Color Filters", and "Reduce White Point" are other features and tools on iOS that you can use. These are also available through the “Accessibility Shortcut."

    Video Captions

    We work to caption videos we publish online. Visitors can further control the color, size and other elements using features with YouTube. Check out this video for further options to help enhance your video experience.