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Contact Us

Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) is committed to making information on our website accessible to people of all abilities. If you need assistance accessing information on our website, email website@drtx.org or call 737-295-0780.

Our Commitment

DRTx strives to make our digital content accessible and available in various formats so self-advocates have access to what they need to stay informed and exercise their rights. We work to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA or higher. To achieve this, we develop content with accessibility in mind and regularly perform website accessibility audits.

Accessibility Options

Did you know that our website includes a tool that provides various website accessibility options? The name of the tool is ReachDeck and its features allow users to personalize how they access content on our site. That means you can navigate in a way that suits you best.

ReachDeck works on both mobile devices and personal computers (laptops and desktops). To activate ReachDeck, click “Accessibility & Language Options” at the top of any page on our website.

Mobile Devices

When ReachDeck is activated on a mobile device, like a smartphone or a tablet, the features listed below are available.

Tap to speak

  • Reads any text out loud (when you tap on it)
  • Words are highlighted as they’re read out loud
  • Reinforces understanding, increases focus and improves retention

Translate

  • Translates text into 99 different languages
  • Read and listen to the webpage in your preferred language to help with understanding and navigation

Laptops and Desktops

When ReachDeck is activated on a laptop or desktop computer, the features listed below are available.

Hover to speak

  • Reads any text out loud (when you hover over it)
  • Reinforces understanding, increases focus and improves retention

Play

  • Reads text out loud (when you select a specific page/paragraph)
  • Gives the user full control over what text they’d like to read aloud

Translate

  • Translates text into 99 different languages
  • Read and listen to the web page in your preferred language to help with understanding and navigation

Picture dictionary

  • Displays word meaning through illustration
  • Removes barriers that make reading and hearing text difficult by providing an alternative, picture, format

MP3 maker

  • Converts online content into audio
  • For those who prefer to listen than read. It’s also perfect for listening to and sharing lengthy web or PDF content offline

Screen mask

  • Focus on reading one passage at a time
  • Helps reduce screen glare and increase focus. Also benefits people with light sensitivity and cognitive load difficulties

Text magnifier

  • Magnifies text and reads it out loud
  • Increases the accessibility of even the smallest web text and especially helps people with low vision

Webpage simplifier

  • Creates a simplified view of a webpage
  • Helps to increase understanding and processing of web content

ReachDeck Video

The video below from the makers of ReachDeck explains more about its features. The video talks about Browsealoud, which is what ReachDeck used to be called. Browsealoud and ReachDeck are basically the same thing with the same features.