I strive to make this website as accessible as possible to persons with various abilities and technologies. This accessibility statement describes the measures taken to reduce or eliminate barriers to using this website.
Each page is coded with special links that will allow users to skip the navigation menu to go directly to the page content. These links are invisible in most visual web browsers but should be read aloud in screen readers to assist persons with impaired vision.
Each page is marked-up semantically; for example,
h1 tags are for the page title,
h2 tags are for section titles, and so on. If you have a screen reader, you can use it to jump to next headings.
Fonts on this website are relatively sized, meaning that they may be enlarged if necessary for readability.
All images provide alternate text descriptions of the images for non-visual readers. Images used solely for decoration use
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Forms on this website are designed using appropriate
label tags so that screen readers will associate the proper label with the proper form field.
This website uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for layout, which separates the design from the content. Should CSS be turned off or unavailable for any reason, the content is easily readable.
Additionally, this website is designed to be responsive, meaning that it should respond to most devices used to access websites. The design and layout may change depending on the size of the device so that content is easy to read.
This website does its best to comply with the Section 508 Guidelines established by the U.S. federal government and WCAG 1.0 standards. Furthermore, this website strives to serve standards-compliant, valid HTML5 coding.
If you wish to continue reading about website accessibility, take a look at the following resources, which provide a great depth of information:
- Web Accessibility Initiative—a group that develops strategies, guidelines, and resources for web accessibility
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0—guidelines for making websites accessible to persons with disabilities or special technologies
- Section 508—requirements for U.S. federal agency websites