The State Law Library website exists in a form that is accessible to a broad range of access devices. We strive to meet the recommendations set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in their Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG). This website meets the definition of a generally accessible Internet site as defined in Title 1, Chapter 206 of the Texas Administrative Code.
To help us meet web accessibility standards and to ensure that we comply with state and federal law, our website is manually reviewed for compliance with the WCAG and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We also review any new or modified web pages or web designs for compliance. In conjunction with our manual reviews, we verify the accessibility of our site with the Web Developer browser extension and the Accessibility Developer Tools, a Section 508 compliance tool.
If you are unable to access any portion of our website, please do not hesitate to contact us. Reasonable efforts will be made by the library in order to accommodate patrons who use standards-compliant web browsers. The library is open to suggestions on how the accessibility of this website can be improved. Please contact us to reach our accessibility coordinator.
Accessibility of Library Databases
The library offers access to various third-party legal databases. We do not have any control over the appearance, usability, or accessibility of these databases, but we are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to a library patron with a disability. Please contact us to request assistance.
Several of the third-parties have their own accessibility policies or tips and may also be able to assist you if their website is not accessible. Below are links to some of these accessibility policies.
- Compatibility of the OverDrive app with screen readers: https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/0925.html
- Compatibility of Fastcase 7 with screen readers: https://www.fastcase.com/blog/venus/
- HeinOnline explains their accessibility policies: https://www.wshein.com/accessibility/. They also offer a 508-compliant version of their database.