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Texas State University

Accessibility Statement


All Texas State websites strive to adhere to university accessibility policy with the understanding that keeping content accessible is part of the regular maintenance of our websites. Our policy adheres to Texas Administrative Code 206.70 (TAC 206.70) including WCAG 2.0 AA and Section 508 guidelines for website accessibility.

To assist our website managers, we run monthly scans using Dinolytics to assist in finding and addressing accessibility issues quickly.

How we Test

The Electronic Information Resources Accessibility Coordinator (EIRAC) and IT staff test using WAVE, JAWS, NVDA, TalkBack and VoiceOver technologies. JAWS is tested using Google Chrome and NVDA is tested with Mozilla Firefox.

Reporting an Issue

If you find content that is difficult to use with assistive technology, please contact the EIRAC and they will work with site managers to remedy the content.

Contact Details

Evan Pickrel, Electronic Information Resources Accessibility Coordinator

Email the EIRA Coordinator

Known Issues

While Texas State strives to fulfill the language of our policy, some of our content is under review for remediation. Below is a list of known issues with our website templates.

Gato Form Template

Alert Dialogs in Text Entry Fields

  • In some cases, when a user tabs into a text entry field the screen reader will announce "alert" when the cursor enters the field.  This is a known bug with Firefox and will affect users until a release addresses the problem.

Gato Content Types

Image Gallery

  • JAWS and NVDA detect each image of an image gallery as a linked image with a destination.  While these images are wrapped in an anchor, activating the link will only open a modal window so that users can cycle through the image gallery.  These are not destination links and the Gato team is currently investigating ways to make this content type less confusing for users of screen readers.
  • Gato developers added a global caption option to help editors provide a full description of the event being presented by the image gallery.  Editors are advised to use the global caption to provide an accessible description for users of screen readers.

Article List

  • Article lists are designed to show a snippet of a full article that allows easy linking to larger pages of content.  Currently, this content type can create an abundance of suspicious link text on pages that use it.  Gato developers are investigating this content type for redesign.

Rich Editor and Text and Image

  • Occasionally, Gato editors use images with heavy textual information to build web pages instead of using our accessible text tools.  If you find a page with an image that does not have sufficient alt text, please report it the EIRAC.