This page is an overview of how this site facilitates visitors with disabilities (and makes life easier for the rest of us, too)

Access keys

Unless I missed something in the last site upgrade (in which case, let me know!, this site does not make use of Access Keys. The possibilities for clashing with keys already defined by the user are too high

Navigation aids

All pages have rel=previous, next, up, and home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Netscape 6 and Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by selecting the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).

Visual design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Accessibility software

  1. JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  2. Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.
  3. Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  4. Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  5. Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.

This site was made more accessible thanks to many tips found on "Dive Into Accessibility" – (this site has been taken down, but an archive is available on the Wayback Machine… click to learn more about accessibility…)