Website Accessibility

  • Woodridge School District 68 is committed to ensuring that all material on its website is accessible to students, faculty, staff and the general public. The school district uses Blackboard (now part of Finalsite) web community manager and its web accessibility tool, Ally.


    Blackboard products are designed and developed in accordance with the internationally recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA as well as the Section 508 standards in the United States. A third party conducts regular audits of Blackboard’s software to ensure quality expectations are being met and maintained.


    Woodridge 68 works diligently to ensure the accessibility of its web content, including following guidelines and best practices. The district also uses Ally, an accessibility tool that automatically scans our original content to provide regular reports and identify issues to address. 


    Best screen reader experience

    For the best experience with your screen reader, use Chrome™ and Jaws on a Windows® system. On a Mac®, use Safari® and VoiceOver.


    Keyboard navigation

    Industry-standard keyboard interactions are used throughout the district website. Keyboard navigation patterns differ between browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari), but the interactions within any particular browser are common and consistent.


    If you are using a Mac with Firefox or Safari and are having difficulty navigating using your keyboard, review and update your operating system and browser settings. This ensures they are properly configured for keyboard navigation.


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  • If you experience difficulty with the accessibility of any web pages or documents or would like to request materials in an alternate format, please contact:

    Amy Melinder

    Director of Community Engagement


      Language translation

      • The Woodridge 68 website can be translated into over 100 languages. Simply choose your language under the Translate drop-down menu. To translate uploaded documents, see the alternate format section of this page.

        Menu bar of website with arrow pointed at translate option




        sample web page in English



        sample web page in Czech

      High contrast

      • To maximize contrast on your screen, toggle the High Contrast button to the ‘on’ position.


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        menu bar of website in black & white

      Alternate format

      • Documents uploaded to the website have gone through accessibility screening. If you are in need of an alternate format (including a translated version), open the pop-up menu by clicking the ↓A next to the file, choose your format and click to download.

        sample web page with upload documents


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