Accessibility

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, choose from the following options:

  1. PDF Documents
    To view PDF files, you need the free Adobe Reader installed on your computer. 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.html.
  2. Change the font size
    Newer versions of most web browsers offer a text resizing, or a zoom-in/zoom-out function located in it's menu under "View."
  3. E-mail the Webmaster
    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.

If you have comments or suggestions about the accessibility of this Website, please contact John Richards.

General Browser Requirements for Optimal Viewing of the Website

Most modern web browsers will give you the best user experience. We recommend updating your browser to it's most recent version. Use this website to determine if you have the most recent version, https://whatbrowser.org.