Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on our website, including persons with disabilities. In September 2020, LWSD adopted AudioEye, a leading Web accessibility solution, to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to the information on our websites and to meet the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
What is Web accessibility and why is it important?
When not coded properly, websites can be difficult or impossible to access by people that rely on assistive technologies to navigate the digital world. Websites must be designed, developed and maintained in a manner that accommodates users with diverse abilities – in a manner that focuses on user-first, universal design principles.
In the same sense that a building must provide certain physical accommodations - ramps, rails, wide doorways, elevators - websites should provide accommodations in the digital space.
The AudioEye solution aims to improve the usability of the web – providing everyone with an optimal, customizable and fully inclusive digital experience.
First and foremost, the AudioEye technology helps ensure that Lake Washington School District websites are optimized to provide an accessible user experience by conforming to WCAG 2.1 Level AA. In addition, the AudioEye technology includes a toolbar, which includes a suite of free assistive web personalization utilities that allow visitors to customize their user experience.
To activate the AudioEye toolbar, click on the AudioEye icon located on the right side of the screen.
To learn more about AudioEye's accessibility features, please visit www.audioeye.com.
If, because of a disability, you are experiencing difficulty accessing information on LWSD’s website, please contact our webmaster and indicate:
- The nature of your accessibility or alternative format needs
- The URL (web address) of the material you would like to access
- Your contact information and your preferred method of contact (email, telephone, etc.)
We will contact you to attempt to provide the information you are seeking and will seek to resolve any issues regarding inaccessibility of the information on the LWSD website.
If you would like to share concerns or file a complaint regarding the accessibility of LWSD’s website for persons with disabilities, please contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at LWSD: