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Accessibility Statement

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We Value Digital Inclusion

In our effort to provide a fully accessible and optimized user experience for all site visitors, the Merced County Office of Education (MCOE) has taken careful measure to ensure an excellent user experience, regardless of the assistive technology being used to access this site or the specific abilities of those individuals seeking access to this site.


The MCOE website is monitored and tested regularly by internal resources and by AudioEye, a 3rd-Party provider of Web Accessibility testing and monitoring. As issues of accessibility are identified, results of automated and manual testing are managed through the AudioEye® Digital Accessibility Platform. As new solutions are discovered to improve the user experience, remediation is tracked through the AudioEye system and fixes are implemented to improve the website user experience.​


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​​​​AudioEye Accessibilty Certification

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The AudioEye Certification seal represents a commitment to accessibility and digital inclusion. The AudioEye certification process involves automatic and manual testing with the goal of conforming with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria.​


AudioEye certifies that the mcoe.org website has been designed and optimized to

conform with WCAG 2.0 Level AA Success Criteria to the greatest extent possible.​


AudioEye and MCOE continue to collaborate in an ongoing effort to maintain conformance

and provide an accessible user experience for all users.


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Last Updated 7/31/17

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This website is regularly tested using a variety of assistive technologies.

We recommend using the following web browser/screen reader combinations for an optimized experience:


For Windows users: JAWS and Internet Explorer or NVDA and Firefox

For Mac users: VoiceOver and Safari or VoiceOver and Chrome

For mobile users: VoiceOver for the iPhone and TalkBack for Android devices


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Improving the User Experience for Users of Assistive Technologies​


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Web Accessibility Guidelines


MCOE has leveraged the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0​ as reference to ensure the web content made available from this site is more accessible for individuals with disabilities and user friendly for everyone.


These globally recognized best practices (as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium) consist of three levels of accessibility measurement (A, AA, and AAA). To the greatest extent feasible, MCOE has elected to conform to Level AA of these guidelines.


Related Links:

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)Design guidelines for electronic and information technology


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Feedback

Dedicated web accessibility experts are available to assist site visitors with any issues accessing content and the various services and functions made available across the MCOE website. Site visitors may choose to engage with the Help Desk to report and troubleshoot web accessibility related issues.


If you enjoyed using the MCOE website, or if you encounter issues with any page on our site that presents a challenge for individuals with disabilities, please submit your feedback.


Ally Toolbar


In addition to the above-mentioned techniques and strategies – and since not all site visitors have access to assistive tools such as screen readers – we have provided free Web Enhancement Tools that allow site visitors to customize their user experience.


Experience the Ally Toolbar


To experience the AudioEye Ally Toolbar, activate the Ally Toolbar button in the bottom right hand corner.​


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The Ally Toolbar provides Tools Tailored to Needs

Learn more about the ways in which the Ally Toolbar allows site visitors with diverse abilities to

customize their user experience:​

Browse All Features

The following tools may be available in the Ally Toolbar:​​


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​​Listen to the​ content of a web page read aloud​​​​​

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Customize the visual display of the website


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Command the broswer using your voice


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Navigate simplified menus using your keyboard or mouse

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Access page elements and regions with simple keystrokes


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Report Accessibility related issues



Third Party Sites

Throughout this website, we make use of different 3rd party websites such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to spread news and information about MCOE services. These sites,​ which are not controlled by MCOE, may present challenges for individuals with disabilities that we are not able to control or remedy. As made publicly available, here are the Accessibility Policies provided from these 3rd party sites:


Facebook Accessibility Policy

YouTube Accessibility Policy​​