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.
AudioEye Accessibility Certification
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. AudioEye and MCOE continue to collaborate in an ongoing effort to maintain conformance and provide an accessible user experience for all users.
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
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.
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.
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: