site accessibility

This site has features for blind or visually disabled visitors that will aid in navigation. They include:

Skip to Main Content on each page. For users with screen readers hearing the same list of links at the beginning of each page is time consuming and potentially irritating. Therefore a skip navigation strategy is included to allow users of screen readers to skip over a block of navigational links.

A Site Map available for easy navigation.

Information about resizing text. This is helpful information for all visually impaired users for use on all sites they visit. Many other websites do not provide this kind of functionality.  By managing the settings of your browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari), you can ensure that your preferences in terms of text size are displayed no matter what website you visit.

Each browser is different, but here are some tips on text resizing in some of the most popular browsers:

Internet Explorer

Go to the “View” menu
Scroll down to “Text Size”
Choose between “Largest, larger, medium, smaller and smallest” depending on your preference.

Learn more about changing text size in Internet Explorer on Microsoft’s website

Firefox

Go to the “View” menu
Scroll down to “Text Size”
Choose between “Increase” and “Decrease” depending on your preference.
Note: This can also be done with a keyboard shortcut. If you’d like to increase the text size, hold down the “Ctrl” and hit ”+” twice (if you’re using a Mac, the process is to hold the Command key and hit ”+”.). To decrease, simply follow the same procedure and use the ”-” key instead of the ”+”.

Learn more about changing text size in FireFox and Netscape on Mozilla’s website

Safari

Go to the “View” menu
Scroll down to “Make Text Bigger” or “Make Text Smaller”.

Learn more about changing text size in Safari on Apple’s website (edit)