This web site is designed and coded with the goal of making it accessible to everyone. However, the site does host selected content produced by other sources, such as multimedia and PDF files, that may not be fully accessible. This page provides information on specific features that facilitate access.
Using the Features of this Site
Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigation
Several shortcut keys have been defined to enable navigation within and between pages of this site. To use these shortcut keys on a PC, hold down the ALT key (some browsers require Shift+ALT) or CONTROL key (Apple Macintosh) and then one of the keys in the list below. Most browsers require you to confirm your choice by pressing the Enter key.
The following shortcuts are available:
||accessibility features and link to VPAT
||skip to the body (content) portion of the page
||events and training
||news and updates
||topics and professions
Each page of this site begins with a link that enables you to skip past the navigation links directly to the content of the page. The link is not visible because it is a one pixel by one pixel transparent image.
Use this link to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat. This will allow you to view the PDF documents on this site.
The primary content of this site has been tested against the accessibility standards established by the U.S. Federal government's Section 508 and the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Compliance was tested using UsableNet's 508 Accessibility Suite for Dreamweaver, Bobby, and manual testing. Selected content hosted on this site from other sources, such as multimedia and PDF files, may not meet these standards.
This site can be navigated solely with the keyboard.
This site has been tested on a PC platform on various versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, Mozilla, and Lynx browsers.
Section 508 Compliancy
The hwic.org web site is Section 508 compliant. Please see our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template for details.