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Accessibility Statement

I am committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

I believe the "Sylvie's Wild West Web" web site satisfies all Section 508 checkpoints for compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

Reasonable accommodations, including equal access to communications, will be provided upon request. Requests for reasonable accomodations, with regard to equal access to communications, should be directed Sylvia Martini,

I accept no responsibility for the content or Accessibility of the external web sites or external documents linked to on this web site.

Accessibility Features

Simple and Consistent: Our web site uses simple information architecture with uniform navigation and reliable headings throughout. Content layout and graphical design are consistent on every page.

"Skip to:" Links: The Skip to navigation appears at the top of each page. It allows the user to jump to the content area, accessibility page, or footer, and skip the navigation and other header elements, which repeat on every page.

Main Site Navigation and Sub-Navigation: The main navigation, located just below the title banner, and sub-navigation, usually located at the top-right of the page content area, uses lists. Lists make it easier for screen readers to literally read down the list without having to sort through unnecessary code. Lists also allow the users to use the tab key to move from link to link.

Breadcrumb Navigation: Breadcrumbs, located at the top of each page (except for the homepage) and directly below the main navigation, let you know where you are and where you have been, or where a particular file resides. Breadcrumbs make it easier to navigate your way back to the root folder.

Images with Alternative Text: Photographs and other relevant images on the site are accompanied by alternative text (the alt attribute of the Image <img /> tag). Alt tags provide a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image used to be.

Style Sheets: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used for content layout and many graphical elements (color, font styles, custom titles and subtitles, etc.) Using CSS for styling keeps our HTML clean, streamlined, easier to maintain, and it downloads faster. Style sheets can be replaced by the user's own styles.

To turn CSS off, and access the content without any formatting, download and install the Firefox Web Developer toolbar or the Internet Explorer Developer toolbar. With these toolbars turning CSS on and off is just a click away, plus they offer many other helpful tools. If you use a different browser, do an Internet search for Accessibility for your particular browser.

Accessible via Mouse or Keyboard: You can use the mouse or keyboard to navigate through the site. The Tab key will move the cursor from link, or tab-enabled element, to the next. Shift-Tab will move you back to the previous link or tab-enabled element. Within a menu system the Arrow keys (up, left, down and right) allow interaction with the menu items and sub-menus. Use Enter to select the highlighted item.

Access Keys Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that help you navigate the site. Use Alt+1 to access the Skip to Content link. Use Alt+2 to access the Skip to Footer link. Use Alt+3 to access the Skip to Accessibility Statement link (this page). If this doesn't work, see "Definition and Usage" here - the functionality depends on the browser and/or the operating system.

No Sound? No Images? It may not be pretty, but all content is accessible without sound, color, scripts or graphics.

World-standard Search Engine Google Site Search provides fast, relevant results in a format that is familiar to most visitors.