We are dedicated to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone.
We have taken careful steps to increase the usability of our site by following
the guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative.
Access keys allow users to access links without the use of a mouse. For
Windows users, hold down the alt key and the access key that corresponds
to the link, once the link has been selected, press the enter key. Macintosh
users should hold down the command key and the desired access key.
Below are the access keys which have been defined for this site.
(ALT + h) - Homepage
(ALT + a) - Accessibility
(ALT + p) - Help
(ALT + -) - Small text version
(ALT + +) - Large text version
k - Skip to Body of the Page
All links have been assigned a tab order so that people who do not have
a mouse can easily tab through links. In addition, we have avoided using
links such as "click here" that do not make sense when read out
At the beginning of each page are invisible links designed to assist
people who are using screen readers. These can not be seen using a monitor,
but they will be the first thing read by screen readers. These link
the user to the body of each page so that users do not have to listen
to the entire navigation bar as each page is opened.
For consistent page layout, this site uses templates
and cascading style sheets. In addition to page consistency, cascading style
sheets have the added benefit of allowing users to use their own style sheets
to control the appearance font (changing the color, size, style, etc.).
This makes the site more user friendly to people with and without disabilities.
In addition, headings are programmed correctly to allow people using screen
readers to scan the page and identify sections they would like read.
Tables are used in this website only when there is tabular information.
In order to assure that text is readable, the majority of text is placed
over a white background.