District Accessibility Statement

It is the goal of the Pocantico Hills Central School District to make the information on our website accessible to individuals with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities. Good faith efforts have been made to ensure that our site complies with New York State standards on website accessibility (New York State OFT Policy, P04-002, Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications) and with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to the best of our technical ability.

The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format, which can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format, which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it for free from the the Adobe website

As part of Pocantico Hills’ commitment to Accessibility, we have adopted a leading-edge web accessibility solution called Blackboard Ally. Blackboard Ally checks the accessibility of all webpages and files uploaded to the Pocantico Hills' website. Checks are made automatically and in real-time against our accessibility checklist based on key areas of the WCAG 2.1 AA standards. Blackboard Ally also provides website visitors with the option of downloading alternative formats of uploaded content. Alternative formats provide greater opportunity for everyone to access the information they need in the way they need or want it. With alternative formats all website visitors can consume the same information using resources that are built to target the needs of the individual user. Some examples of alternative formats are : audio and electronic braille alternatives as well as HTML or ePub formats for easier reading on a mobile device.If you are unable to access any page or pages on our site, please email Alana Winnick, Educational Technology Director, at awinnick@pocanticohills.org with detailed information on the location of the page or document you were attempting to access. Be sure to include your name, email address and phone number so that we may contact you to provide the information in another format. Please note that some pages on the Pocantico Hills website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within our control and may not comply with accessibility standards. The district is not responsible for the content or accessibility of third-party sites

As part of Pocantico Hills’ commitment to Accessibility, we have adopted a leading-edge web accessibility solution called AudioEye.  AudioEye's technology includes a tool bar containing a suite of free assistive web personalization utilities.  This allowsyou to customize your unique experience to meet your needs and helps ensure that our website is optimized to provide you with an accessible experience conforming to WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines. Click here to learn more about AudioEye.

Please note that some pages on the Pocantico Hills website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within our control and may not comply with accessibility standards. The district is not responsible for the content or accessibility of third-party sites.