What is Accessibility?
Web Accessibility refers to the degree to which the information on a Web site can be properly utilized by all individuals, including those operating under limited conditions (e.g. users with limited or no vision). With the passage of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, accessibility has become an increasingly important aspect of web design and presentation. For a more detailed introduction to Web accessibility, visit the Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) Web site or the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web site. For information about the accessibility features of this Web site, keep reading.
A Note on Web Browsers
Great effort has been taken to ensure that this Web site displays properly for all of our viewers. However, there are some problems that can arise. Most, if not all, of these problems stem from using web browsers that are old (such as Netscape 4) or otherwise non-compliant with current W3C standards (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer). If you are experiencing problems with the site and are using one of these browsers, we recommend that you try viewing the site in a standards-compliant browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Netscape 7+ or Safari for the Mac. All of these browsers can be downloaded for free at their respective sites and are among the best browsers to date in terms of W3C compliance.
To help encourage developers to create accessible Web sites, the W3C has published the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. This site has been created using validated XHTML and CSS code, and has been designed to maintain level AAA compliance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and all points of the Section 508 Guidelines. For more information about site validation, or to see the validation results for this site, click on these links here or at the bottom of any page on this site: