Michigan Alliance for families is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible audience. This website has been developed to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which was enacted to eliminate barriers to information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities and to encourage the development of new technologies to help achieve these goals. This law requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to information and data comparable to that which is available to individuals without disabilities.
MichiganAllianceForFamilies.org is regularly monitored to ensure that it meets the requirements of Section 508, along with the best practices outlined by the WC3’s (World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative), specifically WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) Level A Compliance. We are diligently working to reach and maintain a higher standard of accessibility, which is Level AA Compliance of WC3’s WCAG standards. Because technology changes rapidly this is an ongoing process.
If you experience any accessibility issues in relation to this website, please contact us. Let us know which page or item you need help with and we will provide a solution that works for you within a reasonable period of time. Questions, comments or complaints about accessibility on our website, videos or documents? Contact Jackie Igafo-Te’o (Web Accessibility Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put “Web Accessibility” in the subject line. Thank you!
Accessibility options help all users, including those with disabilities, move around the Internet easier, see webpages more clearly, and access information quicker.
- Google Product Accessibility
- Apple Product Accessibility
- Firefox Accessibility
- Microsoft Accessibility
- Microsoft: Accessibility in Education
- Microsoft Accessibility Support: 1-800-936-5900 TTY: 1-800-892-5234
You may be able to use computers and find other materials at your local library.
- Michigan Public Libraries
- Michigan eLibrary
- National Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped Locator
- Braille and Talking Books for Students: A Primer for Schools and Parents
- Learning Ally (previously Recording for The Blind & Dyslexic)
For families who are not able to access the internet, check out this phone resource:
- Take Charge Helpline Brochure. Download a copy of the Take Charge Helpline brochure or call 800-552-4821.
- The Take Charge Helpline at 888-929-9444 Recorded Disability and Health Information 24 Hours a Day 7 Days a Week. Note: Some of the information is specific to Wayne County. This is a free service provided by The Arc of Western Wayne County funded by The Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency.
Here are some additional resources from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. “All are from entities funded by Federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, and the U.S. General Services Administration. While we hope this list is helpful to you, we neither endorse nor vouch for the accuracy of any particular resource. – US DOE OCR” (Added 6/19/18)
- The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials of the Center for Applied Special Technology
- The National Center on Disability and Access to Education – Cheat Sheets
- PEAT – Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology
- University of Colorado – Boulder web accessibility self-study resources
- Georgia Tech’s Accessibility Resources
- S. General Services Administration’s Section 508 Resources