In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Iowa’s Area Education Agencies have made, and continue to make, efforts to ensure content on the website is accessible to everyone – including individuals with disabilities and users of assistive technology.
We use the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA, with the exception of video content which follows WCAG 2.0 level A, as the minimum technical standards to develop and maintain its websites. This website exceeds these guidelines in many instances.
We are aware that some PDF documents on the website do not currently meet accessibility requirements. We are working to update those documents to comply with modern accessibility standards. If you have trouble accessing any of these documents, please contact us and we will provide the requested information in an alternate format.
This website integrates with platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter in an effort to use modern communication methods and to encourage digital citizenship among its users. These services are provided by their respective companies and Iowa’s AEAs are not responsible for their adherence to accessibility standards.
This website also integrates with Google Translate in an effort to improve access for people who come from non-English-speaking backgrounds. Google Translate is a service provided by Google, Inc. and we are not responsible for its content or its adherence to accessibility standards.
Reporting Accessibility Issues
If you are using assistive technology and having problems accessing any content on the website please contact us and every effort will be made to remedy the issue and/or provide you with the information you are seeking in an alternative format until the issue can be remedied.
An independent survey of educators conducted by Hanover Research showed that both urban and rural schools are very satisfied with Iowa’s AEAs services.