Accessibility is important to me and I do our best to make sure every area of this site is as accessible as possible. However, because I am unable to test this site with every accessibility tool I may have missed something here or there. If you catch something please (please, please, please) let me know by using the contact form. Thank you.
Below are the accessibility features we’ve implemented at our site and in our theme.
Accesskeys are listed at least once per page and will work across the whole site. Our site is powered by WordPress and while we have done our best to make our theme as accessible as possible we are still limited by WordPress’ native functionality for pages, posts, sidebar widgets and plugins.
modifier + S – Skip to page contents
modifier + 0 – Accessibility statement
modifier + 1 – Main page
modifier + 9 – Contact page and form
A list of modifier keys for various browsers can be seen at Wikipedia’s Access Key entry.
DOCTYPE and Language: A proper DOCTYPE should help your web browser or screen reader render this page in the manner it was meant to be seen. The language of this document will allow your screen reader to know what language to read the page in.
Hidden Navigation: At the top of the page is a hidden section that will allow you to skip directly to the main content of the page. Also in this hidden section is a link to skip directly to the sidebar content, and a link to the accessibility statement.
Colors: Background and foreground colors have been picked because they contrast enough for people with various forms of color blindness.
Fonts: Font sizes use the ‘em’ unit and can be adjusted using your web browser, keyboard and/or mouse wheel, or other operating system methods.
Alt and Title attributes: All images and links will contain either and ‘alt’ or ‘title’ attribute in their tags. Images that are purely background decoration and contain no additional information will not contain these attributes.
Links: The majority of text links are blue in color and will be underlined. The underline will disappear when the mouse is hovered over the link. Links in the sidebar are red in color and will show an underline when the mouse is hovered over it. I have also added links to external websites which will appear pink in color with an underline – the underline will be removed when hovering over the link. Images which are linked can be determined by the mouse cursor change. Image links also contain both and ‘alt’ and ‘title’ attribute for the ‘img’ and ‘a’ tags (respectively).
Labels: All user input sections which are preceded by text describing the input will contain labels.
Acronyms and Abbreviations: Acronyms and abbreviations are denoted by a dotted underline and will display the proper ‘title’ attribute to display the term when the mouse pointer is hovered over it.
Last Updated: September 15, 2010