Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows IE versions 4 or higher and Netscape, you can press ALT + an access key (and ENTER key for IE 7); in Safari you can press ALT + SHIFT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + Option + an access key.
Most pages on this site define the following access keys:
- H = Home
- N = Skip past the navigation and go straight to the content
- A = Come to this Accessibility Statement page
- ABOUT US = 1
- VOLUNTEERS = 2
- NEWSLETTERS = 3
- RESOURCES = 4
- CONTACT US = 5
All pages in the English version of this site are Section 508 optimized, and should comply with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines .
- Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
- Links are written to make sense out of context.
- All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
- Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
- JAWS , a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
- Lynx , a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
- Links , a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
- Opera , a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.