This is the official accessibility statement for "America's Rain Forests: A Distance Learning Adventure" web site. It includes the features that have been implemented to improve the accessibility of the web sites contents for all users and, in particular, for users with sensory or physical impairments.
If you have any questions or comments about the accessibility features of this site, e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right across the site, it is possible to navigate to key pages by typing keys defined on the web site. Most browsers support jumping to specific links in this way. On Windows, you press ALT and a specific access key and then ENTER to select and follow the specific link. On a Mac, you press CONTROL and an access key and then Enter.
Every page on this site defines the following access keys:
- Access key h : Home
- Access key p : Program Description
- Access key r : Registration
- Access key a : America's Rain Forests
- Access key t : For Teachers
- Access key s : For Students
- Access key j : Join In
- Access key y : Your National Forests
- Access key o : Sponsors
- Access key v : Spanish Version
- Access key c : Contact Us
- Access key e : Accessibility Statement
- Access key d : Credits
- Access key 0 : Top
Benefits of Access Keys
Users with visual impairments who use text-to-speech screen readers, like JAWS, benefit from access keys. For example, when JAWS reads a link that defines an access key, it announces the access key as well.
Users with certain physical impairments benefit from access keys as they provide alternative and efficient forms of navigation for those users who have difficulty manipulating a mouse to navigate through a web site and who prefer to navigate using their keyboard.
- Every page on this site is designed to comply with all Priority 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and conforms to all standards in Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ' 794d) of the Rehabilitation Act. We will continue to review and seek to extend compliance with these and other accessibility guidelines.
- Every page on this site is designed to be written in well-formed, valid XHTML with the visual layout and design controlled by valid Cascading Style Sheets.
- Every page on this site uses structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for section titles, H2 tags for main page sub-headings. Certain specialist browsers, such as screen readers like JAWS, allow users to navigate through pages by headings and sub-headings when they are properly marked-up in this way. (For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+2.)