TDCJ Site Policies
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is committed to making its Web site accessible to all users, and we have included several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. Some of these features are described below.
- Images on the site contain 'alt tags' with descriptions of the image. These descriptions aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader.
- The "Skip Repetitive links" function provides those using screen readers with a method for bypassing the header or navigation menu and going directly to the main content when a page is accessed. This function is located on the graphic of the gold star located at the top left corner of most TDCJ web pages.
- Data tables are provided with content summaries in table headers so that accessibility devices operate smoothly.
- Drop down menus for site navigation provide a list of hierarchical links that can be utilized by accessibility devices and via the keyboard.
- Whenever possible, special publications are made available in HTML. When publishing a document in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), a link is provided to access a free download of Adobe PDF Reader.
To improve the accessibility of our Web site we test any major redesign with screen readers and other Web tools. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice welcomes comments on how to improve the site's accessibility for users with disabilities.
Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the
Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.
The site is designed to validate with the W3C standards for XHTML 1.0 Transitional, except where official exceptions have been given.
Please contact the TDCJ Web Accessibility Coordinator with any suggestions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary contact for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is: email@example.com.