This is the official accessibility statement for the Charlotte Harbor Water Atlas. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us using the information on the Contact Us page.
- Where possible, all pages on this site are WCAG AAA approved, complying with all priority 1 and many priority 2 guidelines of the W3CWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines.
- Where possible, all pages on this site are Section 508 approved, complying with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
- Where possible, all pages on this site validate as HTML5 or XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
- Where possible, all pages on this site use structured semantic markup.
- All content images used in this site include descriptive
ALTattributes. Purely decorative graphics include null
- This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- This site uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
- W3 accessibility guidelines explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 accessibility techniques explains how to implement each guideline.
- W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
- U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows that provides speech and braille output.
- NVDA (Nonvisual Desktop Access), an open-source Windows screen reader available since 2006.
- Visit the American Foundation for the Blind website for a curated list of screen readers.
- A large list of additional assitive technologies is available on Wikipedia's Assistive Technology article.
Accessibility Reference Tools
- Cynthia Says™ Portal, a web content accessibility validation solution designed to identify errors in your content related to Section 508 standards and/or the WCAG guidelines.
- 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.