website strives to ensure that its design meets or exceeds
the accessibility requirements outlined in Section
508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Site Design Guidelines
strive to meet or exceed accessibility requirements in
the following areas:
- Images. This
website provides equivalent text for images that convey
- Multimedia. This
website limits the use of multimedia (i.e., presentations
that include components such as text, graphics, video,
animation, and sound), and, where multimedia is used,
the site provides equivalent text for the presentation.
- Color. This
website does not rely on color to convey information.
sheets. This website does not require associated
style sheets (i.e., pre-designated templates that
define the layout of a web page) to be viewed.
maps. This website provides equivalent text
for images (e.g., navigation bars) that perform functions
when selected (e.g., open a new window, navigate
through the site).
- Tables. This
website provides row and column headers for data tables.
- Frames. This
website does not include frames (i.e., separate sections
of the display area that are generated from different
- Motion. This
website sites does not include motion that causes
the screen to flicker outside an acceptable range (i.e.,
higher than 2Hz and lower than 55Hz).
pages. A text-only equivalent web page will be provided when a compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way.
- Scripts. This
website identifies the functionality of any scripting
content or to create interface elements.
and plug-ins. This website avoids the use of
applets (i.e., programs designed to be executed from
within another program) and plug-ins (i.e., programs
that add features to a standard browser), and, when
such programs are used, the site includes links to
external websites that provide such applets or plug-ins
- Forms. This
website allows for easy access to and completion of
need information from a web page that is not
easily accessible, choose from the following options:
- PDF Documents
Users with visual impairments are advised to use their screen reader. If you experience problems with your reader, make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed and use the Adobe Reader “Read Out Loud” function (under View menu) to hear the document read to you (have speakers on). For more information on PDF accessibility, please see www.adobe.com/accessibility/.
- E-mail the webmaster
E-mail our webmaster with the URL of the
page you wish to access, the technology you are using, and your phone
number and e-mail address. We will work with you to make the files available
in a format you can use.
you have comments or suggestions about the accessibility
of this wesite, please contact the webmaster.
Browser Requirements for Optimal Viewing of the Website
browser requirements are
Explorer 5 or higher. For the best experience, we
recommend updating your browser to the most recent
view PDF files, you need Adobe Acrobat
or the free Adobe Reader installed on your computer.