Phalen Leadership Academies
  • PLA Digital Accessibility Efforts 

    Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies. 

    Please note that some pages on the PLA’s website contain links to third-party sites. PLA is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.



    The majority of pages on our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

    • To download this free program, visit the Adobe website.
    • To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website, which provides useful tools and resources.

    Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

    • Google Accessibility Products and Features
    • Internet Explorer Accessibility Information
    • Firefox Accessibility Information
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    Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may notify PLA by contacting

    When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line. Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours. To assist PLA in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

    • A description of the accessibility concern or question;
    • The webpage address of the requested material;
    • The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;
    • The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.



    Our continuing goal is for the PLA website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

    Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

    Prior to posting new website content, the PLA Comms Team determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Periodically the comms team checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE. If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


    PLA’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as available” basis. PLA makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein. The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors. Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.