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News

08/01/17: The Oregon Department of Education has contracted a vendor to provide an independent accessibility assessment of the ODE, OSD, ELD, and YDD websites. They are Trusted Testers certified by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Accessible Systems & Technology to analyze and report on compliance to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition, a subcontractor will conduct a usability analysis going beyond legal compliance to answer the question, "Are the disabled truly empowered to make efficient use of our learning resources?"

Collaborative Accessibility

"Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not." – Robert Kennedy

The Oregon Department of Education is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. This is where you can get involved in that ongoing effort. Whether you are disabled or just wish to support that community, this is where you can learn of our accessibility policies and their implementation initiatives. Just as importantly, you can join our accessibility community to affect those policies and participate in the initiatives. Students, teachers, and change makers -- talk to us.

How to Get Involved

Accessibility Help

Our mission is to connect you to your teaching or learning resources as fast as possible. If you are currently experiencing an accessibility problem, we're here to help. Use the quick form direct to our Accessibility Coordinator. This is a quick method to ask any question at all about web accessibility at the Oregon Department of Education. We will not ignore you.

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Email ode.communications@state.or.us. Please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.

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Submit written correspondence to:
Oregon Department of Education
Communications Officer
Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction
255 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97310
In your correspondence, please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.

You can always shoot a quick email to our Accessibility Coordinator at , but we suggest one of the forms below. Here's why. Spam is the scourge of the internet. We have all had to build ever tougher filters to keep the stuff out. Unfortunately, this sometimes causes legitimate email to get trashed. Your message sent with one of the online forms always gets through. We have a policy of responding to every form with a personal message. We will not ignore you!

Make a Suggestion Related to Web Accessibility

This can range from a policy recommendation to an improvement to a specific web page. Of course we're most interested in fixing critical website features that are inaccessible, but this is also the place to let us know of web accessible features that could be better -- or features that don't yet exist.

Get Disability Assistance

If you need help with assistive technology like a screen reader, or just want to talk about learning options with someone who has a hands-on understanding of how to master technology with your particular disability, this is the place to start.

Get on Our News Mailing List

Not sure how to get involved or not ready to engage? Use this form to get on our emailing list so you can read about what we're up to, and join in when you wish. We will never share your email address with outsiders, and you can get off the list any time.

Volunteer to Help

A big step beyond making a suggestion is offering to help make it happen. This form is the best way to introduce yourself and to tell us how you wish to help the disabled community of the Oregon Department of Education.

Survey Form Committee

After we do our best to make this website accessible, we plan to add a survey form to this Collaborative Accessibility Portal and link to it from various visitation paths relevant to the disabled. This survey form will seek to keep us informed of the overall visitation experience of the disabled as technology and our website evolves. We invite you to join this Survey Form Committee to help design the survey and/or to be one of the eventual survey takers.

Survey Form

Help us keep track of how well we're addressing accessibility. Disabled students, teachers, parents, and others interested in the disabled community, let us know about your experience on our website.

Report A Website Accessibility Problem

If you wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on an Oregon Department of Education website you may do so in any of the following ways:

  1. Email ode.communications@state.or.us. Please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.
  2. Submit written correspondence to: Oregon Department of Education, Communications Officer, Office of the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, 255 Capitol St NE, Salem OR 97310. In your correspondence, please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.

File an Accessibility Complaint

If you're not getting satisfaction any other way, you need to file a formal Section 504 or ADA (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on an Oregon Department of Education website. You may do so in any of the following ways:

  1. Submit written correspondence to: Government & Legal Affairs Manager, Oregon Department of Education, Office of the Deputy Superintendent, 255 Capitol St NE, Salem OR 97310. In your correspondence, please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of your complaint.
  2. Email: Cindy.L.Hunt@ode.state.or.us  Please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of your complaint.
  3. Fax: (503) 378-5156. Please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of your complaint.

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." – Mark Twain


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