• Accessibility

    Portland Public Schools ("PPS") is committed to making the information on our website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section  504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To ensure compliance, we strive to design and maintain our website according to  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines  (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA.

    Conformance Goals

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Portland Public Schools is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the highest of accessibility standards. We continually assess the accessibility of the PPS website by the following approaches: 

    • Self-evaluation
    • External evaluation

    Known limitations and on-going improvements

    Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the PPS website and resources, there may be some limitations. As of January, 2023, Portland Public Schools is working with the Office for Civil Rights to evaluate our website to ensure compliance with accessibility standards.

    Feedback and Reporting Accessibility Issues

    We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the PPS website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers by using one of the three methods below.

    Or by contacting us via the email address or phone number below. Please be sure to include: 1) The description of your accessibility concern; and 2) The best way to contact you (email address, phone number, or both).

    We will make every attempt to respond within one business day and make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.