Web Accessibility Guidelines
This site is designed to be accessible to a variety of users with differing needs
Web accessibility ensures access to the web for everyone, regardless of disability. Visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities can all affect access to the web.
For people with disabilities, access to this technology can be more critical than for the general population, which may have an easier time accessing traditional sources of information such as print media. Our site presents information in a way that people can access information regardless of what hardware or software they are using, and regardless of how they navigate through a site.
Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to those who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed. Find out more about Section 508.
Translate Web Pages
The Fairfax County Public Schools web site is being translated primarily through "machine translation" using Google Translate.
As with any machine translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not fully convert text into its intended meaning. Fairfax County Public Schools cannot guarantee the accuracy of the converted text nor are we liable for any resulting issues.
Listen to Web Pages
You can use a free browser plug-in such as BrowseAloud to listen to web pages. A tool like this helps people who may find it difficult to read text online, those who may have literacy problems, or those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. It is also a beneficial tool for those for whom English is a second language.