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Introduction

We have implemented the following accessibility features on this website to make it easier to use for people with disabilities.

Navigation shortcuts

At the start of every page is a short menu that allows you to jump directly to the most important parts of the page, including main content and navigation.

Sighted users who use the keyboard to navigate will see these links appear on screen when using the Tab key to navigate through the page.

Well Structured Markup

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, h3 tags for subtitles, and so on.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start.

W3C and Section 508 Guidelines

This site is authored in accordance with worldwide accessibility standards published by the W3C, and Section 508 – set by the United States government.

Changing Text Size

We’ve designed our site to let you change its text size through your web browser’s settings. Most browsers include functionality to let you increase or decrease the text on a web page. For example, to increase text size:

Chrome

In the Page menu, select Zoom. Zoom > Larger

Firefox

In the View menu, select Zoom. View > Zoom > Zoom In

Internet Explorer

In the View menu, select Text Size. View > Text Size > Largest

Netscape

In the View menu, select Text Size. View > Text Size > Increase

Macintosh shortcut: Command+

Windows Shortcut: Ctrl++

Opera

In the View menu, select Zoom. View > Zoom > %

Macintosh Shortcut: Command+

Windows Shortcut: + or 0

Safari

In the View menu, select Make Text Bigger. View > Make Text Bigger

Macintosh Shortcut: Command+

High Contrast View

At the bottom of each page, you’ll find Viewing Options where you can switch between the site’s normal styles and high contrast styles. The high contrast styles puts the text and images on a black background and increases the font size and other features. Find out more about the High Contrast View here.

No Web Browser Endorsement

We do not endorse specific web browsers and do not recommend one browser over another. While some common browsers are included in this page, mention of a specific browser does not imply endorsement or recommendation.

Questions or Feedback

If you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it, please contact us at web@autismnow.org.

The site is in constant development and we will always look for ways to increase its accessibility. You can follow updates by visiting our news section.

Date posted: March 29, 2011. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: August 10, 2012.