Accessibility

AccessText Network Accessibility

AccessText is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for people with disabilities. All of the pages on the AccessText website should conform to Section 508 standards and have been validated using the W3C Markup Validation Service and WAVE.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.


Access keys

Access keys have been established for keyboard accessibility of active elements on the AccessText website. For Windows, press ALT+access key; for Macintosh, press CONTROL+access key.

  • Access key a: About
  • Access key c: Contact
  • Access key i: Intranet
  • Access key g: Training
  • Access key k: Network
  • Access key m: Become a Member
  • Access key n: Events
  • Access key s: Advanced Search
  • Access key u: Support
  • Access key w: News
  • Access key 0: Member Log In
  • Access key 1: Getting Started for Disability Service Providers
  • Access key 2: Getting Started for Students
  • Access key 3: Getting Started for Faculty
  • Access key 4: Getting Started for Academic Publishers
  • Access key 5: Manage Your Account
  • Access key 6: Accessibility
  • Access key 7: Privacy
  • Access key 8: XHTML Validation
  • Access key 9: 508 Validation

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Visual Design

The AccessText website utilizes the following:

  • Cascading style sheets to control page elements. Style sheets can be turned off the page.
  • HTML, CSS and JavaScript are properly identified.
  • Relative font sizes; text is resizable.
  • Limited usage of tables. Tables are labeled when relevant.
  • Color is secondary to meaning.
  • Non-flickering screens.
  • Links have title attributes or descriptive targets. Links are written to make sense out of context. Link text is not duplicated (same text means same link).
  • Images have ALT attributes.
  • Contact information is available on every screen.

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Navigational Elements

The AccessText website utilizes a standard template with navigational elements as follows:

  • Pages are keyboard accessible using the tab key or Access keys as defined above.
  • Links: link titles are clear and concise and make sense when read out of context.
  • Horizontal navigation links are located at the top and bottom of each page.
  • Vertical navigation links are located at the left of each page.

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

  • AAP, Association of American Publishers
  • AMAC, Alternative Media Access Center
  • UGA, University of Georgia
  • USG, University System of Georgia

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