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Goals

This Web site strives to ensure that its design meets or exceeds the accessibility requirements outlined in Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Site Design Guidelines

We strive to meet or exceed accessibility requirements in the following areas:

  • Images. This Web site provides equivalent text for images that convey information.
  • Multimedia. This Web site limits the use of multimedia (i.e., presentations that include components such as text, graphics, video, animation, and sound), and, where multimedia is used, the site provides equivalent text for the presentation.
  • Color. This Web site does not rely on color to convey information.
  • Style sheets. This Web site does not require associated style sheets (i.e., pre-designated templates that define the layout of a Web page) to be viewed.
  • Image maps. This Web site provides equivalent text for images (e.g., navigation bars) that perform functions when selected (e.g., open a new window, navigate through the site).
  • Tables. This Web site provides row and column headers for data tables.
  • Frames. This Web site does not include frames (i.e., separate sections of the display area that are generated from different Web pages).
  • Motion. This Web site sites does not include motion that causes the screen to flicker outside an acceptable range (i.e., higher than 2Hz and lower than 55Hz).
  • Text-only pages. This Web site follows HRSA guidance in adding links to the Adobe Acrobat™ Accessibility site to provide users with a tool for converting PDF files to HTML.
  • Scripts. This Web site identifies the functionality of any scripting languages (e.g., Java and Javascript) used to display content or to create interface elements.
  • Applets and plug-ins. This Web site avoids the use of applets (i.e., programs designed to be executed from within another program) and plug-ins (i.e., programs that add features to a standard browser), and, when such programs are used, the site includes links to external Web sites that provide such applets or plug-ins via download.
  • Forms. This Web site allows for easy access to and completion of forms.

Accessibility Assistance

If you need information from a Web page that is not easily accessible:

  • PDF Documents
    Users with visual impairments are advised to use their screen reader. If you experience problems with your reader, make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed and use the Adobe Reader “Read Out Loud” function (under View menu) to hear the document read to you (have speakers on). For more information on PDF accessibility, please see www.adobe.com/accessibility/.

Change the Font Size

You can use the instructions below to change the way your Web browser renders size of a font.

  • Internet Explorer (all versions)

    You can increase or decrease the font size in Internet Explorer.
    • Increase Font Size: click View | Text Size | Larger
    • Decrease Font Size: click View | Text Size | Medium
  • Netscape Navigator and Communicator (version 4.xx)

    You can increase or decrease the font size in Netscape Navigator and Communicator.
    • Increase Font Size: click View | Increase Font
    • Decrease Font Size: click View | Decrease Font
  • Netscape Navigator (version 7) and Mozilla (version 1.0+)

    You can increase or decrease the font size in Netscape Navigator.
    • Increase Font Size: click View | Text Zoom | 120%
    • Decrease Font Size: click View | Text Zoom | 100%

General Browser Requirements for Optimal Viewing of the Web Site

General browser requirements are Netscape Navigator 4.7 or higher or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or higher. For the best experience, we recommend updating your browser to the most recent version.

Download Internet Explorer

Download Firefox

Download Opera

To view PDF files, you need Adobe Acrobat or the free Adobe Reader installed on your computer.

Download Adobe Reader

 

 


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