Accessibility Statement

U.S. Code Section 508

This Web site conforms to the guidelines defined in U.S. Code Section 508.

WAI-AAA 1.0

This site complies with the Web Accessibility Initiative's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level AAA.

Access Keys

All of the access keys work on every page. Browsers with better CSS support, such as Netscape 6.2+ and Mozilla 1+, will display the access keys after the link when set to the ADA enhanced styles. Otherwise, the access key is identified in the link's title attribute (which will appear on a mouse over).

Access Key Definitions:

  • access key 1: Home Page
  • access key 2: Skip to Navigation
  • access key 3: Skip to Content
  • access key 4: Search
  • access key 9: Ask a Question
  • access key 0: Accessibility Statement

Browser Support for Access Keys:

  • Mozilla 1+ and Netscape 6+: Alt+accesskey execute the link.
  • Internet Explorer 5.5+: Alt+accesskey focuses on the link. You will need to press Enter
  • Opera 7+: To activate access keys press Shift+Esc and then Control+accesskey. You will need to activate the function each time you use it.
  • Mac users [and Opera users] should substitute the Control key for Alt.

Relative Links

These links aid navigation in text-only browsers such as Lynx. For others:

  • Mozilla 1.1+: select View » Show/Hide » Site Navigation Bar » Show Only As Needed.
  • Opera 7: View » Navigation Bar » Auto.
  • Netscape 6.2-7.0: not supported.
  • Internet Explorer 5.5-6.0: not supported.

Structured Semantic Markup

This site uses structured semantic markup. On this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section by pressing Alt+Insert+3.

Alternate Styles

Alternate styles, which can be used in conjuction with standards-compliant browsers, have been included in this site. Users can determine which style, including various ADA enhanced styles, works best for their situation.

Styles have been defined for alternate media. For example, standards-compliant browsers reformat and optimize the page for print.

default
The default tries to be as close to the original PDF as possible. Some changes were necessary to ensure a fluid layout.
alternate
No "Library News" in this version.
ADA Alternate
A simple, linear, high contrast version of this site's content.
print [for demonstration only]
This is the layout sent to printers (it wouldn't be linked like this). Menus are supressed, page becomes a handout.

To read more about accessibility:

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