Website Accessibility

We are committed to the accessibility of this website. If you have any questions, comments, or problems with the accessibility of this website, please contact us.

 

Navigation Aids

The content of each page is split up into headings. h1 tags are used for the main title of the page, while h2 or h3 tags are the sections. While this makes the content easier to read, visitors using recent versions of screen readers can navigate using the following keystrokes.

  • H to cycle forwards through the headings
  • Shift + H to cycle backwards through the headings
  • any key between 1 and 6 to navigate to the next heading of that level (1 for H1, 2 for H2, etc.)
  • Shift + any key between 1 and 6 to navigate to the previous heading of that level
  • Insert + F6 to provide a list of all headings

All pages include a search box in the upper right part of the page. You can use it to search the site for relevant information.

 

Training Content Formats

Many documents on this site are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). These documents are provided so that users will be able to obtain and view publications in their original format.  In order to view, navigate through, and print PDF documents, you may need to download and install the free Acrobat Reader software.

 

Visual Design

The design of this site uses CSS for visual layout, and has been tested on IE 7+, Safari 3+, Opera 9+, and Firefox 3+. In older browsers, or browsers that don’t support stylesheets, the contents of this site are still accessible and usable.

Using the “Zoom” option in your browser, you can specify your own font size, and the visual layout will resize accordingly.
 

Standards Compliance

This site was built using industry standards so it would be accessible and usable to as many devices and browsers as possible. Pages on this site comply with WCAG AAA priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This is a judgment call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and cannot be tested automatically. We review pages as developed and believe they are in compliance. Pages on this site are Section 508 approved, complying with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines. This is a judgment call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and cannot be tested automatically. We regularly review these pages and believe they are in compliance.  We also test pages on this site to validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.