• The Tuscaloosa City Schools makes every effort to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to assist those who need to use a screen reader to access our website. Note: A high-contrast button, along with a language translation tool, are located on the home page.

    Those unable to read portions of the District website, or an attachment, should the Public Relations Department (205) 759-3549. A copy will be made available for your review at the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education, located at 1210 21st Avenue in Tuscaloosa. TCS is not responsible for content from links provided to other websites and vendors.

  • How To Zoom Into Your Screen

    Some people like to zoom into the screen or web browser in order to see things better. Here are a few ways of doing it depending on your setup:

    • On Windows, press the Windows key and plus sign (+) at the same time to zoom in. You can also use the "Magnifier" application under "Accessories".
    • On Mac, go to "System Preferences", open "Universal Access" and select the "Seeing" tab. Check the box under "Zoom" to "On".
    • On your Apple device, tap "Settings", then "General", then "Accessibility". Tap the "Zoom" button and toggle it "On".
    • Users can also press "Ctrl" ("Cmd" on Mac) plus the plus (+) or minus (-) keys when you're in a web browser.

  • How To Change The Color Or Fonts on The Page

    Some people like to change colors or fonts to see words more clearly. Most major web browsers have options to do this:

    • In Internet Explorer, go to "Tools", then "Internet Options", on to "General". From here, select "Colors, Fonts, or Accessibility".
    • In Mozilla Firefox, choose "Options", then "Content", then finally "Fonts & Colors".
    • In Safari, select "Preferences", "Appearance" tab, and then hit the "Select..." button next to the font fields.
    • In Chrome, go to "Preferences", activate the "Show advanced settings" link, go to the "Web content" heading and change the "Font size", "Customize fonts" in other ways, or set default "Page zoom".

    It is recommended that users employ a mix of such settings as enlarging the font size and zooming into the browser for a better experience.

  • How To Find And Use A Screen Reader

    Screen readers are text-to-speech software that allow people to read and interact with content in different ways. Many people who cannot perceive what is on the screen will use them to allow audible access to web content. Capital One designs and codes for accessibility. We strive to ensure that our content is accessible to screen readers.

    There are free options available including NVDA for Windows and VoiceOver for Mac. What we recommend is JAWS for Windows. You can use this with your favorite web browser. Screen readers accept input in a variety of ways, but one of the most common forms is through your keyboard. By pressing the down arrow in JAWS, for example, you are able to navigate through items on the page. JAWS will also accept Braille input.

  • How To Use Accessibility Tools On Mobile

    Several features are located on smartphones. iOS and Android alike provide many tools to help you access what you love. Let’s have a look at a few of those tools.

    VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android are the screen readers that come built-in. To turn on VoiceOver, go to "Settings", then "General", to "Accessibility", and then turn "VoiceOver" on. You can set the “Accessibility Shortcut” to “VoiceOver” from the "Accessibility" page in order to triple-click the "Home" button to toggle VoiceOver on and off. TalkBack has a similar feature.

    "Zoom", "Magnifier", "Invert Colors", "Color Filters", and "Reduce White Point" are other features and tools on iOS that you can use. These are also available through the “Accessibility Shortcut”.

  • Video Captions

    We work to caption videos we publish online. Visitors can further control the color, size and other elements using features with YouTube. View the enclosed video for further options to help enhance viewing of the website.