This website utilizes access keys. Access key 1 is our homepage, access key 9 is feedback/contact, access key 0 is our accessibility statement.

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Yale University Resource Office on Disabilities

Accessibility statement

This is the official accessibility statement for Special Needs Awareness and Peer Services (SNAPS). If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at evan.ortiz@yale.edu.

Access keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

All pages on this site define the following access keys:

  • Access key 1 - Home page
  • Access key 2 SNAPS in the Press
  • Access key 3 SNAP Coordinators
  • Access key 4 Yale University Resource Office on Disabilities
  • Access key 9 Feedback/Contact
  • Access key 0 - Accessibility statement

Standards compliance

1.   All pages on this site are Bobby AAA approved, complying with all the Bobby guidelines. SNAPS believes that all these pages are in compliance.

2.   All pages on this site is WCAG AAA approved, complying wih all priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. SNAPS believes that all these pages are in compliance.

3.   All pages on this site are Section 508 approved, complying with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines. SNAPS believes that all these pages are in compliance.

4.   All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict. SNAPS believes that these pages are in compliance.

Navigation aids

1.   All pages on this site include a consistent set of global navigation links.

Links

1.   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).

2.   Wherever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list, separately from the page.

3.   Link text is never duplicated; two links with the same link text always point to the same address.

4.   There are no javascript: pseudo-links. All links can be followed in any browser, even if scripting is turned off.

5.   There are no links that open new windows without warning.

6.   Links are written to make sense out of context.

Images

1.   All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

1.   This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.

2.   If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Accessibility references

1.   W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.

2.   W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.

3.   W3 accessibility checklist, a developer's guide to accessibility.

4.   U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.

Accessibility software

1.   JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.

2.   Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.

3.   Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.

4.   Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.

5.   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.

Accessibility services

1.   Bobby, a free service to analyze web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines. A full-featured commercial version is also available.

2.   HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.

3.   Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.

4.   Lynx Viewer, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.

5.   Vischeck, a way of showing you what things look like to someone who is color blind. You can try Vischeck online- either run Vischeck on your own image files or run Vischeck on a web page.

Related resources

1.   WebAIM, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials.

2.   Designing More Usable Web Sites, a large list of additional resources.

Accessibility books SNAPS recommends

1.   Dive Into Accessibility, 30 days to a more accessible web site.

Accessibility links SNAPS recommends

1.    Google Accessible Search: http://labs.google.com/accessible/