We strive to make this website accessible for all users, including people with disabilities. We test and modify this website for optimal usability.
Content on this website is presented in many formats. These formats are generally accessible to users using screen reading software. Some files on the website may be posted as Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Adobe provides their Acrobat Reader software as a free download.
We strive to validate all website pages using the following online validation services: W3C Markup Validation Service (Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict), WAVE Accessibility Validator (No Accessibility Errors).
Additionally, we use specialized services for our video player and transcriptions. Transcriptions are a written form of the dialogue, select sound effects and musical cues, and other relevant audio information that occur in the video. If viewers prefer to see the entire transcript, from start to finish of the video, they can access the Interactive Transcript which appears below the video player. Viewers can also access captions, which are transcripts that appear in the video player and are synchronized to appear along with the audio. Captions can be accessed from the video player after starting a video. For optimum viewing, we recommend expanding the video player to full screen mode so that captions do not interfere with the video content.
Another feature available to support videos is Audio Description (AD). Audio Description is a recorded narrative or audio track that is added when a video contains visual information that is not naturally included in the audio or explicitly stated by the host or narrator. Audio descriptions increase accessibility of visual or video-based content for people who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise benefit from additional audio supports. If an audio-described version of a video is available, it can be accessed from the navigation bar below the video player.