All pages are built to comply with the following standards (or recommendations):
- XHTML 1.0 Transitional
- WCAG 1.0 Priority Level 1 and 2, wherever possible.
- This site has five areas, in this source order: 1) Header, containing the breadcrumb menu 2) leftnav, containing site navigation 3) Content, main content 4) Sidebar, containing general search and links related to the page content 5) Footer, containing: link to this page, disclaimer, "How do I Find" search, link to the Adobe's Acrobat PDF download and an email to address comments and concerns.
- Links: Title tags are used to provide more detail. The first link on each page is "Skip Navigation." Links to webpage that open in a new window and take you from the NSSC website are identified as "external link" within the text link.
- Accessibility Options For Viewing Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) Files. Please be advised that a small percentage of older documents were scanned as images before conversion to PDF. These files can not be converted to HTML.
All images used on this web site have suitable
alt attributes (or empty
alt attributes for purely decorative items).
Adobe provides the following tools to help visually disabled users who have screen reading programs that are not compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or who have PDF files that have not been made "more" accessible.
The following three options can be used to access Adobe PDFs:
- You have the option of going to Adobe's Access web site, filling out an HTML form, and converting it from a PDF file to HTML on-the-fly. Enter the web address of the pdf file and Adobe's Access server will download the PDF document, translate it, and return it to you in your browser application. Adobe PDF Conversion by HTML Form(external link)
- Another option is to send an e-mail message to the Adobe Access server, submitting the address of the document to be translated or by sending the document as an attachment. You can submit multiple URL's in a single message as well as submit multiple PDF files. The server will then translate the PDF file or files into either a web page or a text (ASCII) document. Adobe PDF Conversion by E-mail
- If your system is not connected to the internet, Adobe has developed a free accessibility plug-in called Adobe Acrobat Access 5 for Windows(external link) for use with Acrobat 4.0x or Acrobat Reader 4.0x. for Microsoft Windows 95/98, or Windows NT 4.0. However, if you have internet access, Adobe recommends using the on-line PDF translation tools instead of the plug-in. For more information regarding Adobe PDF Accessibility please visit access.adobe.com(external link).