Website Accessibility Resources

NWESD Board Policy 4217 Effective Communication 

The NWESD website is in Phase 1 of 3 in the certification process. The information contained within the NWESD website, digital content, and online services will be accessible to all individuals with disabilities in accordance with the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) for web-based content, except when doing so would impose undue burden. In the event of such a burden, the NWESD will identify a method for providing equally effective alternative access. 

This ongoing process includes regular updates to our website that improve access and usability for all users. The NWESD pledges to continue our pursuit of conforming with WCAG 2.0 principles, guidelines, and success criteria. If you encounter issues with any page or feature on this website that may present a challenge for site visitors looking to access this website, please submit your feedback through


Official standards and related articles


PPT Presentation  (This is a link to a pdf of the powerpoint the NWESD staff presented at the 6/7/17 workshop on accessibility. Please use and share as needed. If you have questions or need the information in another format please email:

Contrast Ratio Tools


Chrome Extensions

aXe plugin


Other Resources

ADA Accessibility Guide pdf (from Campus Suite)
Accessibility Infographic pdf (from Campus Suite)


The Northwest Educational Service District 189 is committed to providing access to all individuals, with or without disabilities, seeking information on our website. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. Throughout this website, we make use of different third-party websites, PDFs, and applications to provide information about our agency and to connect our staff and visitors to various educational resources and services. Some of these PDFs, applications, and sites are not controlled by the NWESD. 

Please contact us at 360-299-4000 or if because of a disability you are unable to access content on the NWESD’s website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the NWESD, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any information on this website. Or if you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us and provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking.

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