Website Accessibility

Complaint Procedure

Indianapolis Public Schools strives to provide easily accessible web content to our community members and beyond. This is especially true for individuals who use assistive methods for web access or may have difficulty seeing, reading, or listening to the information found within our site.

Individuals who are having difficulties accessing our content and need alternative assistance should contact the Public Relations Division by email at ipspublicrelationsdivision@myips.org. We can also be reached by telephone at 317.226.4000 and selecting the option for “General Information.” You will want to provide your full name, contact information, organization or individual you’re representing and what content that you need assistance accessing. We aim to respond to requests within 2 business days. Additional time may be required if transcribing materials to an alternative format is necessary.

Individuals who feel that they are not receiving adequate assistance accessing IPS’s web content, or are being discriminated against when trying to access our site’s content, can initiate a formal grievance by submitting a formal grievance form. Please return the form to the Health Services Coordinator, Office of Special Education and Student Services, 120 E. Walnut St., Room 602D, Indianapolis, IN 46204, 317.226.4406.

Site Experiences

Tab-based navigation and skip to links

This website allows full tab-based navigation:

  • when you are on a menu item or hyperlink, press enter to activate
  • hold down shift and tab to reverse the tab cycle
  • at the top of each page there are options to skip to various areas of the page to assist users of screenreaders and users that are viewing the website zoomed in 

Text resizing

Text on this site can be resized by:

  • using the zoom and increase font options from your browser’s menu
  • press the Ctrl key (Microsoft Windows) or the Apple key (Mac OS) on your keyboard and use the + or – key to zoom in and out
  • press Ctrl on your keyboard and scroll with your mouse wheel

Hyperlinks

Wherever possible, hyperlinks contain descriptions of information found in the link’s destination.

All links open in the same window to improve usability for people with vision impairment, with the exception of links to documents, which open in a new window.

Images

All images that are used to display a meaning will have alternative text available. Some browsers may also display a tooltip of this alternative text when the cursor hovers or focuses on the image. Images that are used for decorative purposes only do not contain any alternative text.

Tables

Where possible tables are only used to display tabular information and are not used for formatting. Row and column headings have been identified using HTML for use with assistive technologies. On our pages which display many publications we have chosen to display these publications in a tabular format to allow ease of access to multiple formats.

Document attachments

Where possible, pdf documents have also been provided in Microsoft Word format (.docx). In some cases we may not be able to provide Microsoft Word versions. For example, documents that have been produced by a third party such as submissions or scanned documents. In line with standard practice all document attachments will open into a new window. 

Contact us using the feedback form to request alternate document formats.

Viewing documents

If you do not have the required software to view the documents available on this site, the following free downloads or online applications will allow you to view the documents:

Our commitment to web accessibility

Our website aims to meet the Office of Civil Rights web accessibility requirements, including meeting the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) at level AA.

No responsibility is taken for the accessibility levels of external websites linked to from this website.

For more information about customising your web browser and computer set up, visit the W3C website.