If you have any questions or comments about the accessibility of this site, email the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.
The home page and all archives define the following access keys:
- Access key 1
- Home page
- Access key 4
- Access key 0
- Accessibility statement
- The majority of pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional, with the exception of the Announcements and Banner Production Environment Updates.
- Whenever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list, separately from the page.
- There are no links that open new windows without warning.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. Printing a page from this site will automatically size the text appropriately for reading and remove navigation content.
- Internet Explorer has a limited text resizing feature ("View" menu, "Text Size"), but it only works with relative font sizes. A special stylesheet that uses relative font sizes is automatically served to visitors using Internet Explorer.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
- W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
- W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
- U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.
Accessibility software and services
- Bobby, a free service to analyze web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines.
- HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
- Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited demo is available.
- Lynx, a free text-only web browser.
- Dive Into Accessibility, a guide to creating accessible pages, and where the original version of this accessibility statement can be found.
- WebAIM, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials.
- Designing More Usable Web Sites, a large list of additional resources.