Our goal is
to provide information to educational institutions training individuals
to work with, or assist, persons facing barriers in achieving
their potential at school, the workplace, or at leisure.
site strives to ensure that its design meets or exceeds the
accessibility requirements outlined in Section
508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This Web site has successfully passed the Section 508 accessibility tests
of UsableNet, which strives to standardize
accessibility format across corporate, government, and educational Web
Site Design Guidelines
to meet or exceed accessibility requirements in the following
- Images. This
Web site provides equivalent text for images that convey
- 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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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).
Pages. A text-only equivalent web page will be provided when a compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way.
- Scripts. This
Web site identifies the functionality of any scripting
or to create interface elements.
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.
If you need
information from a Web page that is not easily accessible,
choose from the following options:
- 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/.
E-mail our Webmaster with the URL of the
page you wish to access, the technology you are using, and your phone
number and e-mail address. We will work with you to make the files available
in a format you can use.
the font size
is a text resizing option located at the bottom of each web
page on the website. Click on the large "A" to make the text
larger, or use the small "a" to decrease the tex size.
have comments or suggestions about the accessibility of this
Web site, please e-mail