Accessibility Statement

The Center on Disability is committed to ensuring that our site is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us. We want to maximize the experience of all of our visitors.

If for any reason you cannot access any of the material on our Web site, please contact us.

Standards compliance

  • This site adheres to the newest web standards, and seeks to achieve superior user experiences. The current highest standard for website validation is XHTML 4.01 Strict, and CSS 2.1.

Navigation aids

  • You will find consistent global navigation links throughout our site.
  • All pages on the site have a search box to assist in finding specific information.


  • Links have title attributes which give the user more information about the associated information.
  • Wherever 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.
  • Links with the same link text always point to the same address.
  • Links open in the same window except for non-web documents.

Links to documents such as MS Word, Adobe Flash, and video files

  • The Center on Disability will always provide non-web documents in a new browser window.


  • All content images used on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty ALT attributes.

Visual design

This site and all its archives use cascading style sheets for visual layout.

Accessibility references

Accessibility software and services

  • 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.
  • The Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. It consists of a range of functions that identify components of a web page provide access to alternate views of page content and facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications