Providing access to everyone
We want our website to be as accessible as possible. To make it easy to view, we\'ve designed our pages to conform at a minimum to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Please contact us if you wish to give us feedback so we can continue to improve the accessibility of this website. For your information, please see the Table of Contents below for more information regarding the features that have been implemented.
Table of Contents
- Access Keys
- Standards Compliance
- Printer Friendly Pages
- Visual Design
- Accessibility References
- Web Browsers
- Assistive Technology
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. Depending on your platform (Windows or MAC for example) you will need to use different key combinations. The table below shows the various access keys that have been implemented throughout this site.
Access Keys used on this website
|Access Key||Destination Page|
|2||What We Do|
|3||Who We Are|
|4||Where We Are|
How to use Access Keys in your browser
The following table displays the various key combinations that need to be used depending on your web browser.
|Web Browser||What to do|
|Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)||Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER|
|Internet Explorer 4 (PC)||Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key|
|Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac)||Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key|
|Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac)||Access keys are not supported|
|Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac)||Access keys are not supported|
|Netscape 7 (PC)||Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key|
|Mozilla Firefox (PC)||Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key|
|Mozilla Firefox (Mac)||Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key|
|Safari and Omniweb (Mac)||Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key|
|Opera||Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey|
- All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional. This is not a judgement call; a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid XHTML. For example, check the home page for XHTML validity.
- All pages on this site use structured semantic markup.
- Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
- Links are written to make sense out of context.
- All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
- Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
- All forms follow a logical TAB sequence
- All form fields have associated labels
Printer Friendly Pages
- All pages contained within this website are printer friendly. All unnecessary images and visual components will be removed from any page you decide to print.
- This site uses a valid Cascading Stylesheet to separate markup from presentation.
- This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
- Microsoft - Internet Explorer
- Mozilla - Firefox
- Mozilla - Camino
- Apple - Safari
- Netscape Communications - Netscape