Accessibility Policy

The State Office of Risk Management is committed to making its website accessible to all users, and includes several features designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities.

Website Standards

Accessibility standards for this website are based upon the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), Conformance Level “AA”.

Web markup is checked against the W3Cvalidation services.

Recent improvements to the site have included the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) which have eliminated the depreciated and improperly used HTML tags for website presentation.

Web browser testing for any updated or new web pages include Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE), and Mozilla Firefox.

Images on the site contain “alt tags” with descriptions of the image, which aid users who listen to the content of the site by using a screen reader, rather than reading the site.

Major reports and other special publications that are made available on the agency’s Web site are generally available in html. In some cases we may publish a document using Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). When posting PDF files, we follow Adobe’s “Adobe & Accessibility.

Contact Information

The State Office of Risk Management welcomes comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility for users with disabilities.

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our websites interfere with your ability to access the information, please use the following point of contact for assistance. The accessibility coordinator for the State Office of Risk Management is Shelby Hyman, (512) 936-1457, Shelby.Hyman@sorm.texas.gov. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

Additional information about accessibility programs in Texas is available from the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.