Overview

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NUSD is committed to supporting diversity and helping all students achieve within our district.  Part of this commitment is implementing and following the new W3C guidelines, WCAG 2.0, for website design, which were written to standardize and improve the browsing experience of all users, including those with disabilities.  As NUSD moves forward with embracing new standards for website design, we are dedicated to making sure that our website incorporates these best practices for design, and that concerns over accessibility are promptly and comprehensively addressed.  If you have any questions about website accessibility, please use the form below to contact the accessibility team.

Principles of Accessibility

The guidelines and Success Criteria are organized around the following four principles, which lay the foundation necessary for anyone to access and use Web content. Anyone who wants to use the Web must have content that is:

  1. Perceivable – Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.
    • This means that users must be able to perceive the information being presented (it can’t be invisible to all of their senses)
  2. Operable – User interface components and navigation must be operable.
    • This means that users must be able to operate the interface (the interface cannot require interaction that a user cannot perform)
  3. Understandable – Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.
    • This means that users must be able to understand the information as well as the operation of the user interface (the content or operation cannot be beyond their understanding)
  4. Robust – Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.
    • This means that users must be able to access the content as technologies advance (as technologies and user agents evolve, the content should remain accessible)

From www.w3.org

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These browsers will provide you with the most stability in viewing the NUSD website.  If you are having difficulty with a particular page, trying a different browser will sometimes resolve that problem.

Need to report an existing issue on one of our web pages?  Use the form below!

Website ADA Feedback

  • Address of the page where the problem is occurring.
  • Try to include as many details as possible about the problem you are encountering.