Section 508 Accessibility
Our accessibility objective is to make this web site easily usable by people with visual, auditory, motor, and other disabilities. To that end, accessibility features implemented in this web site include the following design and compliance standards.
Web Site Design
This web site's pages use object attributes for form objects, frames, media and images. Pages are designed to enable screen reader and similar device support. This site uses simple CSS for visual layout and intuitive reader navigation. For optimal viewing, it is recommended that you use a browser with CSS2 support, such as the current versions of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. This web site uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers. The recommended "text size" for viewing this site in a visual browser is medium or 100%. If your web browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets, the content of each page will still be readable. The recommended resolution for viewing this site in visual browsers is 1024 x 768 32 bit color. The Internet site has been built adopting current web standards guidelines therefore it's best viewed in a modern standards compliance browser.
It is our belief that standards compliance is an integral component in creating functional and accessible web sites that deliver a positive user experience. By designing to W3C web standards, the content of this web site is made available to a wider range of people and technologies. As a result, the pages on this site adhere to the following standards:
- Efforts have been made to make sure that pages on this site comply to at least the W3C WCAG Priority 1 Guidelines.
- All pages on this site should validate as XHTML and CSS2.
- All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. <h1> tags are used for the top level page headings, <h2> and subsequent consecutive headings tags are used for cascading subheadings, <li> tags are used for list items, etc.
Web Site Validation
This site uses XHTML 1.0 and CSS to conform to the design standards specified as laid out by the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. In an effort to deliver the best user experience to the most users, this site meets Section 508 Compliance and exceeds 508 minimum standards to be compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Triple-A guidelines.
If you have difficulty with any operation or material in this web site because of a disability, please contact us in writing or by email and we will attempt to work with you to remedy the experience and make the information available. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the assistance, the URL web page address of the material with which you are having difficulty and your contact information.