Web Site Accessibility

Accessibility Features of This Site

No Pop-Up Windows

Screen Color Options

Large Font Options

Printing Pages of this Web Site:

Access Keys

Resources for Users with Low Vison

Resources for Web Site Designers

Accessibility Features of This Site:


No Pop-Up Windows

Because it is difficult for people with combined hearing and vision

loss to keep track of pop-up windows, there are no pop-up ads on this

site. (There are no ads of any kind.) In addition, all links open

in the same browser window, whether they are internal (part of the site) or external (located outside the

site). If you follow an external link and wish to come back to the site, simply use your browser's "back button"


Screen Color Options:

To make this site easier to read for people with vision loss, we have

three options for the screen layout. Plain allows the site to be viewed

in plain text, with no restrictions to the layout. This enables visitors

with specific browser settings to get optimum results. Bold turns the font

to a sans-serif like Arial or Verdana. Some DeafBlind people prefer their

material in a bold sans-serif font, and this option is provided to meet that

need. The Graphics option is the default layout for this site.

Note: If you have cookies disabled in your browser, or are

using a browser that does not allow cookies, the Screen Color Options

feature will not work. We use cookies only to record your color preferences;

see Privacy Policy

for further information.

Large Font Options:

This web site is designed to work in any font size. When you print

any page from this site, the printed copy will contain only the header

and text of the main content, in your selected font size. To view

any web site in larger print, follow the directions for your browser:

Internet Explorer: If your mouse has

a wheel, hold down Ctrl+roll the wheel down to increase font size

(as if pulling the text closer to you); Ctrl+roll the wheel up to

decrease font size.


1) Pull down the "View" menu (or press Alt+V).

2) Click on "Text Size" (or press X).

3) Click on your desired font size (or press G for Largest, L for

Larger, M for Medium, S for Smaller, or A for Smallest).

Netscape Navigator: Press Ctrl+] to

increase font size; Ctrl+[ to decrease font size. On a Macintosh

computer use Shift+Command+].


1) Pull down the "Edit" menu (or press Alt+E).

2) Click on "Preferences" (or press E).

3) Click on "Appearance."

4) Click on "Fonts."

5) Change your font size to suit your needs.

6) Click on "OK"; button. (or press Enter)

Mozilla: Hold down Ctrl and press +

Printing Pages of this Web Site:

All text will print in black ink, in your selected font size.

Regardless of your chosen screen colors, no background color will

be printed. Therefore, we suggest using light-colored paper when printing from

this site.

Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher on Windows and 4.5 or higher on

Macintosh currently support this feature. Other browsers may, as well.

To find out if your browser settings currently support this feature,

"print preview" the page compare its appearance to the one

described here.

Access Keys:

If you are using Internet Explorer, you can use keyboard shortcuts

called Access Keys to quickly jump to certain links in

from anywhere on the page. First, press Alt and the access key letter

- Macintosh users: press Ctrl and the access key - to jump to your

desired section. Then, press press Enter to follow the link in that


Access Keys for

1 = Plain

2 = Bold

3 = Graphics

S = Search

J = Jump to Main Content of the Page

H = Home Page

Q = Frequently Asked Questions about DeafBlindness

T = Tools for Independence

M = Site Map

I = A to Z Index of Topics

R = Resources Page

F = Parent and Family Resource Guide

Y = Youth/Transition Resource Guide

G = Adult Resource Guide

Z = Senior Citizen Resource Guide

X = Deafblind People in History

E = E-mail the Webmaster

L = Link to Us

P = Privacy Policy

K = Access Keys List

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Resources for Users with Low Vison

Adjusting Fonts

and Colors contains instructions on how to change the appearance of any

web site, using Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, AOL, and Opera

web browsers.


Your Browser to Suit YOU has links to instructions for even more browsers,

and tips for viewing the Internet when you have vision loss.


for Web Users with Low Vision provides more tips on making web sites easier

to read.

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Resources for Web Site Designers

The following resources are excellent sources of information and training

about accessible web design: why it's important, tips and instructions,

training sources, information about validation and repair tools, and more.

WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

of the W3C

Business Benefits

of Accessible Web Design

How People

with Disabilities Use the Web

Getting Started:

Making a Web Site Accessible) Jakob Nielsen's Website

HTML Authoring Tools

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