In order to make this site more accessible, this site is being developed with the intention of ensuring all presentation elements:
- are XHTML 1.0 Strict conformant, to improve compatibility with adaptive technologies, handheld devices, browsers, and search engines;
- have been successfully tested on adaptive technologies and browser/platform combinations;
- include major components, such as the common menu bar, side menu, and content area that are properly marked up with headings to simplify navigation with a screen reader;
- employ table-less layout and design to simplify screen reader navigation by reducing the structural complexity of Web pages;
- use scaleable fonts and text-based navigational elements to improve accessibility and simplify navigation using adaptive technologies;
- separate visual presentation from the document structure;
- employ skip navigation links at the beginning of the page for quickly moving to the content or the institutional links. These skip navigation links become visible when a mouse pointer hovers over top or when selected using a keyboard or other alternate input device.
Please be aware that this site is a portal, and as such incorporates information from third party sources and directs users to external sites for which no guarantee of accessibility can be made. This site strives towards greater accessibility, and feedback is welcomed from users as to specific suggestions that may further this goal.