Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

SourceAmerica is committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please use our contact form, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.

Standards Compliance

  • All pages on this site follow priorities A & AA guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
  • All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 - Transitional.
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for menu titles, H3 tags for main titles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing SHIFT + H.

Structural Markup

Web pages on www.sourceamerica.org include 4 different areas:

  1. A header bar that includes the main navigation,
  2. A "side bar",
  3. A main content area,
  4. A footer.

When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), the 4 areas are read in the above order.

Images

  • Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable alt attributes.
  • Content should be usable/accessible with images "off" (disabled).
  • The main navigation bar on this site uses an Image Replacement technique that makes the links accessible to non-visual browsers.

Links

  • Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
  • Links are written to make sense out of context.
  • The first link in every header of  is a "SkipNav"; it is to skip directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content). We have implemented this feature in a way that it allows Internet users to tab through (past that target link).
  • URLs are permanent whenever possible.
  • The links beneath the "Job Title" on the Nonprofit Jobs page are mouse dependent. If you need assistance, please contact customerservice@sourceamerica.org

Forms

  • All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labeled.

Adobe PDF Accessibility

  • Efforts are currently underway to ensure that all PDFs are fully accessible. If you are a individual with disabilities and are having difficulties with PDF formats, please contact us for assistance at customerservice@sourceamerica.org

Visual Design

  • This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  • This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  • If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
  • Any information conveyed through the use of color is also available without color (i.e. text based).

How to modify this site to fit your needs

These links explain the many ways you can make the web more accessible to you.

Accessibility references

Accessibility software

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  • IBM Easy Web Browsing, a screen reader for Windows. A 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.

Accessibility services

  • Bobby, a free service to analyze web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines. A full-featured commercial version is also available.
  • HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
  • Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  • Lynx Viewer, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.

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