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Web Accessibility

At the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, we take accessibility very seriously, and thus, have made every reasonable effort to make the DESE website accessible to all users. The site has been designed to comply with the Missouri IT Accessibility Standard (pdf), which is based on the federal Section 508 standard for Web sites. It has also been designed according to Missouri's Digital Media Developers guidelines for accessibility.

Here are some other helpful hints to assist you during your visit to the DESE website:

Resizing Text - Browsers

Internet Explorer
Select View - Text Size, then select size.

Select View - Zoom - and select Zoom In or Zoom Out

Google Chrome

Select "Control the current page" button - select Text Zoom - then select size

Keyboard shortcut in all major browsers

Keyboard/mouse shortcut

Resizing Text - Acrobat Reader

Resizing Text - Microsoft Word 2007

More information on resizing text and adjusting color

For more information on adjust browser text size and color, please visit:


If you have further questions about the accessibility of this site, please contact