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

If you have questions about web accessibility in FCPS, please contact us and we will aim to respond within 2 business days.

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 an innovative way to listen to web pages. A text-to-speech feature, available on the FCPS website and each school website, reads the words aloud from webpages. The feature helps people who need accessibility, such as the visually impaired, dyslexia, literacy issues, and those challenged with reading large amounts of online text.

The text-to-speech feature is available in English, Spanish, and Korean. Now, FCPS’ two largest non-native English speaking populations will be able to hear content in their home languages.

For those who need convenience, the text-to-speech feature is available when viewing FCPS’ website via mobile devices. To use the feature, select either English, Korean, or Spanish from Google Translate menu and an audio player bar will appear below the page title. Click the play button to listen to the text.

Scroll up to the top of this page to try it.