• we have made it possible to use our site without having to view graphics or images. all images on our site, other than those that are purely decorative, have suitable alternative text (alt) equivalents.
• the main navigation bar on the site uses images with alt attributes that make the links accessible to non-visual browsers.
• headings and subheadings on many site pages are styled using a text replacement technique that uses the flash plugin.
in these cases, the original heading text is also left intact so that non-visual browsers and browsers without the required flash components should work properly.
while we have used a clear legible font throughout the website, it is possible for users to change the text size by using the standard font-size controls in your browser.
• the target of all links is clearly identified and links are written to make sense out of context.
• links navigate to permanent pages whenever possible.
forms and tables:
• all form controls are appropriately and explicitly labeled and may be read without style sheets.
• all forms can be properly tabbed through without using a mouse.
• form validation does not rely on client-side scripts.
• we are using non-obtrusive client-side scripts.
pop up windows:
• in visual browsers, a title attribute on links that open popup windows includes the phrase “opens in new window.”
• browsers with popup blockers should be able to access these external documents.
• this site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
• this site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified ‘text size’ option in visual browsers.
• if your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
• any information conveyed through the use of color is also available without color (i.e. text-based).