Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

Access keys

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. All pages on this site define the following access keys:

* Access key 1 – Home page
* Access key S – Skip to content
* Access key N – Skip to navigation
* Access key B – Skip to footer
* Access key 9 – Contact Us
* Access key 0 – Accessibility statement

Standards compliance

1. Pages on this site are WAI AA approved, complying with Cynthia Says. This is always a judgement call; many accessibility features can be measured, but many can not. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
2. All pages on this site are WCAG AA approved, complying with all priority 1 and 2, and some level 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Again, this is a judgement call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. After reviewing the guidelines we believe that all these pages are in compliance.
3. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional. For example, test the home page for XHTML 1.0 Transitional validity.
4. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for section titles, H3 tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+2.

Links

1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
2. Links are written to make sense out of context.

Images

1. All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
3. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
4. There is a text version of each page

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