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What is Accessibility?

Information on the Web needs to be accessible to those with functional impairments in accordance with 508 requirements. Accessibility refers to ensuring that access to information is available to the widest possible audience.

  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998, is a Federal mandate that requires that information technology be accessible to people with disabilities.
Using the Site

Most users will be able to access the PMA web site with the most popular browsers. Persons using special assistive technology will find these accessibility features are supported.

  • Text Descriptions for Images and Pictures – A description of an image pops up in a small window when the mouse pointer or pointer alternative moves over that image.  Persons using screen readers have access to this description.

  • Style Sheets Used to Format Page Content on this site are designed using cascading style sheets. This allows visitors to disable the formatting provided and apply their own formatting if they choose. Style sheets are disabled within an Internet browser's settings or preferences options. People with a slight visual impairment who need a larger font size to read comfortably will find this feature useful.

  • Persons without Microsoftâ Office Word or Office Excel can view documents in these formats by installing a viewer.

  • Direct Links to Main Sections of Each Page are provided for those using Screen Readers - Screen readers tend to read pages from left to right and from top to bottom. The pages in PMA provide internal bookmarks so that screen reader users can jump directly to specific sections of the page. This feature is referred to as a navigation menu bypass.
Questions?

If you need assistance or have any questions, here is the contact information:

Help Desk (608) 264-4357, help@doit.wisc.edu

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