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.
- This site adheres to WCAG 2.0, and seeks to achieve superior user experiences. The current highest standard for website validation is HTML 5.0.
- You will find consistent global navigation links throughout our site.
- 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.
This site and all its archives use cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- Multiple map color combinations are available to assist those with visual impairments related to color.
- The map data is also represented in tabular form to assist those who cannot see or read the maps.
- Maps have title and description tags that fully describe the data contained on the maps. All text within graphical areas is text and not represented as images (jpg, png etc).
- Maps can be arranged vertically for a larger map view.
- W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 Accessible 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
- 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