Introduction

This web site is designed and coded with the goal of making it accessible to everyone. This page provides information on specific features that facilitate access.

Using the Features of this Site

Keyboard Accessibility

This site can be navigated solely with the keyboard.

Several shortcut keys have been defined to enable navigation within and between pages of this site. To use these shortcut keys hold down the ALT key (PC) or CONTROL key (Apple Macintosh) and then one of the keys in the list below. In some browsers you may have to press enter to confirm your choice.

The following shortcuts are available:

1   home page  
2   skip to the body (content) portion of the page  
3   sitemap / search  
5   login / logout  
6   skip to the site-wide navigation bar  
7   skip to the navigation bar for the page  
8   privacy policy  
9   directories and contacts  
0   accessibility features  

Skip Links

Each page of this site begins with a link that enables you to skip past the navigation links directly to the content of the page. The link is only visible in text and speech-based browsers.

Additional Features

Standards

This site has been tested against the accessibility standards established by the U.S. federal government's Section 508 and the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Level 1. Compliance was tested using AccessEnable and manual testing.

Compatibility

This site has been tested on both PC and Macintosh platforms on various versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, OmniWeb and AOL browsers.

Accessibility Resources

Section 508
Web site for Federal employees and the public to access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Web site by the World Wide Web Consortium focusing on the pursuit of web accessibility through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.

Tools for Evaluating Accessibility

List of tools that help web developers ensure the accessibility of their web sites.

Accessibility Resources at the University of Michigan