Notice to Persons with Disabilities

Notice to Persons with Disabilities

Web Accessibility Policy

Making websites accessible means building them in such a way that everyone can read and interact with them, including people with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Texas Administrative Code Chapters 206 and 213 provide standards for state website accessibility.

The Section 508 standards are currently being reviewed and updated to align with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Standard. Please visit for more information on the guidelines. It is Pasadena ISD’s policy to ensure that new and updated content complies with WCAG 2.0.

File Formats and Plug-ins:

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language): The format for web pages. The majority of the content on the TEA site is in HTML format. This format is generally the most accessible for screen reader users.

PDF (Portable Document Format): A universal file format that preserves the look and layout of a printed document. These files are accessible through a free viewer published by Adobe. To access the free Adobe viewer, please visit PDF files cannot be edited electronically. Tagged PDF files are generally accessible via assistive technologies.

Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel: Documents formatted in Microsoft Office 2007-2013 software. If you have an earlier version of MS Office you can access these files by downloading the Microsoft Compatibility Pack. You may download the Microsoft Compatibility Pack by clicking

The site uses several techniques to improve accessibility for users with disabilities, some of whom may listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader. It provides equivalent text provided for images and other non-text elements. Header labels denote data tables. Color contrast is analyzed. Information is not conveyed solely through the visual interpretation of images.

Contact Us:

Pasadena ISD also welcomes any comments on improving the site's accessibility. If the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please email Art Del Barrio at:  [email protected]

When you contact us, please provide the following information:

  • The nature of your accessibility problem
  • The preferred format for the material
  • The Web address of the requested material
  • Your contact information

Complaints/Grievances: The links below provide information on the District’s internal grievance policies and procedures.

To file a complaint of discrimination with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights’ procedures, click here

Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available here from the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.