Some Accessibility Features of this Web Site
Introduction: What is Accessibility?
"Accessibility" refers to how accessible a Web site's content is to the broadest range of users and devices; from people with low vision or tremors to screen readers and text browsers.
Most Useful: The Structured Headings and Semantic Markup
You can use the consistent heading structure on each page, beginning with h1, to navigate through the page. For additional help in finding your way around, all markup is semantic or contextual rather than presentational.
Keyboard Shortcuts or Access Keys
The access keys enabled on this site are:
- 1 to target Home
- 9 to target Contact
- 0 to target Accessiblity
To use them to jump to a page, on Linux or Windows press the alt key and an access key; on Macs press the Ctrl key and an access key.
How to Turn Off the Page Styling or Increase the Font Size
If your browser doesn't support style sheets or if you want to turn the styling off, the unstyled content on each page is still readable and navigable. And, you can increase the font size without breaking the page layout. To turn off the page styling or to increase the size of the font, click on the View button on your browser and select "page style" or "text size". To make the font really big without sacrificing readability, turn off the page styling and then increase the font size.
About the Navigation and Links
Each navigation section has a h2 heading so you can tab to it using the heading structure. You can also use the skip link to reach the page navigation and then use the jump-links to reach a page section heading or sub-heading.
Most navigation links and some links embedded in the text have title attributes that describe their target. (If you use a mouse, mouse over the link until the description appears.)
The description helps you decide if you want to visit the link, and it helps make the link understandable when it is read out of context by a screen reader.
If you have problems using the site, please contact us.
Learn More About Accessibility
Accessible Web Search
Take note! Google has a new search, Accessible Web Search for the Visually Challenged, that brings the Web sites most accessible to screen readers, or that adhere most nearly to Accessibility Guidelines, to the top of the search results.