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TSSWCB Web Site Accessibility Policy

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) is committed to making its Web site accessible to all users. To make the site more accessible, we include features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities.

Valid HTML and XHTML
All pages on the publicly accessible portions of the TSSWCB web site validate as either HTML 4.01 or XHTML 1.0 in conformance with specifications recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Alt Tags
Images on the site contain "alt tags" with descriptions of the image, which aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site.

Continuing Efforts
The TSSWCB is working to incorporate the use of "skip links" to further enhance the accessibility of the site. A "skip link" provides users of text readers with a method for bypassing the header and navigation links on a page and going directly to the main content each time a new page is accessed.

In addition, the TSSWCB is working to bring the site into compliance with Conformance Level A (Priority 1) of the W3C's Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

Exemptions From Compliance
Only the TSSWCB executive director or designee may grant an exception from complying with an accessibility rule, in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code [TAC 213.17].

Agency staff shall submit an exception request to the executive director for each development or procurement, including outsourced development, which does not comply with appropriate standards and specifications.

Any approved exception shall include a plan for alternate methods of access for persons with disabilities.

For More Information
For additional information about accessibility programs in Texas, visit the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact webmaster [at]