Accessibility Policy

Web

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is committed to making its Web sites accessible to all users per Texas Administrative Code Chapter 206 Subchapter B. We have included several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. Some of these features are outlined below.

Images on all THECB sites contain the "alt" attribute. This attribute contains a description of the image and aids users who listen to the content of the site using a screen reader, rather than reading the site.

Major reports and other special publications that are made available on our Web sites are generally available in HTML. In some cases we may publish a document using Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). When posting PDF files, we follow guidelines from Adobe for creating accessible pdf files.

To improve the accessibility of our Web sites we test any major redesign with several screen readers and other web tools. The results of these reviews have been incorporated into the website. The THECB welcomes comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities. Our Web site development guideline is available for review upon request.

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our Web sites interferes with your ability to access the information, please use the following point of contact for assistance. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

The primary contact for the THECB is Kumara Thatipelli, (512) 427-6292 (Voice) or (512) 427-6447 (Fax).

Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

Telephone

If you need to contact us via TDD equipment, please dial 711 on your telephone, (512) 427-6190.

Building Accessibility and Assistance

Individuals who require auxiliary aids, services or sign language interpreters and who plan to attend meetings at the Coordinating Board should contact Tonia Scaperlanda, ADA Coordinator, at (512) 427-6193 or Relay Texas at 1-800-735-2989 at least five days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.