The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) recently redesigned its website to be more user-friendly and accessible to all visitors. The website includes the following features:

  • Alternative text for all photos and other media 
  • Proper use of headers, tables, and other components
  • High color contrast as well as a "High Contrast" button to increase the website's color contrast
  • Clearly written and organized content 
  • One main navigation bar with clearly defined sections
  • Navigation organized around key user groups (schools, educators, families, and communities)
  • Ability to translate the website into almost 100 different languages

SMCOE's Website Accessibility Statement

SMCOE is committed to ensuring the accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. To the extent possible, all new and updated content on our website will meet Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, AA conformance level. These recommendations outline how to make website content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities.

Tell Us How We're Doing

We are on a regular basis seeking opportunities to bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. Please contact Anne Bartlett at abartlett@smcoe.org, (650) 802-5558 if you discover areas of our website that you find difficult or challenging to understand because of accessibility issues or any other reason.

Receive Additional Support

Most popular browsers and plugins contain built-in accessibility tools and features. For more information, please visit the accessibility information pages for these tools:

Welcome to the New SMCOE Website

The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) recently redesigned its website to be more user-friendly and accessible to all visitors. Watch to find out how our new design enhances excellence and equity in education.

Patricia Love

Administrator, Strategy and Communications

Email: plove@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5559

Anne Bartlett

Public Communications Specialist

Email: abartlett@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5558

Patrick Broderick

Multimedia Designer

Email: pbroderick@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5557