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Web Accessibility


Oregon is committed to providing all of our customers, including individuals with disabilities, access to Web-based information and services. We continue to be actively engaged in the ongoing process of improving the "Web experience" for all our stakeholders.

Oregon is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids, alternate formats and language services are available upon request at no cost.

Text-Only pages

All Oregon.gov pages are accessible in a text-only format with the following exceptions:

  •  Oregon.gov, the state portal, does not have a text-only format. Browsers can be set to zoom to
     the the size needed.
  •  Oregon.gov websites that feature the new look and feel and architecture consistent with the
     Oregon.gov portal do not have a text-only format. Browsers can be set to zoom to the size 
     needed. An example of a site like this is the Department of Agriculture.

Once you click on "text-only" link in the top navigational banner, you have several options usually located at the top or bottom of the page. Among the options is the ability to:

  • Go back to original page (in the same window | in a new window)
  • Convert the page to a PDF
  • Print the page
  • Textise Home Page (full version | text only version)
  • Textise Options Page (choose font size, font colour, size of text, etc.)

The choices you select from this menu will be the default standards for your browser while you are on Oregon.gov.

Guidelines for Agency Web pages

Agency websites should adopt commonly-used file formats to ensure that information included on Oregon.gov is accessible to all citizens.

  • Sites using audio and video files should take into consideration download time and indicate what plug-in or application is required.
  • Graphics must be paired with descriptive words (ALT tags) to supplement the images.
  • Graphics should be optimized to maintain quality at the smallest possible file size.

Adobe Acrobat and other File Formats

It is suggested that you use Adobe Acrobat reader for viewing and printing Acrobat (PDF) files. In order to view, navigate and print PDF documents, users must first download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Instructions for doing this are available at the Adobe Web site.

For details on how PDF files can be translated to text for screen readers, visit access.adobe.com, Adobe Reader X Accessibility, and Acrobat X Pro.