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Accessibility

One of the main goals of this site is enhanced accessibility features. These features complement the use of assistive technologies which helps make the site usable to the broadest possible audience, everyone from those who use assistive technologies, different types of Internet devices to those with a low-end browser or computer.

Web Standards & Accessibility

  • In the development of the site, we followed the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • ECC's site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for layout to separate style from content, presentation from structure, design from data. Turning off the style sheet will affect the visual presentation but may become useful to some groups of visitors with disabilities.
  • The site uses relative font sizes that can be easily scaled in the browser.
  • Links are assigned 'TITLE' attributes to describe the target in greater detail. Users of assistive technology may wish to set screen reader options to take full advantage of this feature.
  • Tables are properly coded for full advantage of users of assistive technology.

Access Keys

Most web browsers support linking to specific pages by typing named access keys:

  • S - Skip to Content
  • 0 - Accessibility
  • 1 - Homepage
  • 3 - Site map
  • 4 - Search
  • 6 - Contact us

Windows Users

  • Mozilla Firefox & Netscape: Press ALT + an access key.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Press ALT + an access key + ENTER

Macintosh Users

  • Press CONTROL + an access key.