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<h2>Accessibility Statement</h2>

<p>This is the official accessibility <a href="#note">statement</a> for the <em>notes</em> system. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at <a href="mailto:hide@address.com">hide@address.com</a>.</p>

<h3>Access Keys</h3>
<p>Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press <kbd>ALT</kbd> + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press <kbd>Control</kbd> + an access key.</p>

<p>All pages on this site define the following access keys:</p>
<ul>
<li>Access key <kbd>h</kbd> - Homepage</li>
<li>Access key <kbd>s</kbd> - Search</li>
<li>Access key <kbd>c</kbd> - Categories</li>
<li>Access key <kbd>a</kbd> - Archive</li>
<li>Access key <kbd>0</kbd> - Accessibility Statement</li>
</ul>

<h3>Standards Compliance</h3>
<ol>
<li>All pages on this site are <a href="http://bobby.watchfire.com/">Bobby <acronym title="triple A">AAA</acronym> approved</a>, complying with <a href="http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/browsereport.jsp">all the Bobby guidelines</a>. This is always a judgement call; many accessibility features can be measured, but many can not. I have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.</li>
<li>All pages on this site is <acronym title="Web Content Accessibility Guidelines">WCAG</acronym> <acronym title="triple A">AAA</acronym> approved, complying wih <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/full-checklist.html">all priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines</a> of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/"><acronym title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</acronym> Web Content Accessibility Guidelines</a>. Again, this is a judgement call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. I have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.</li>
<li>All pages on this site are <a href="http://bobby.watchfire.com/">Section 508 approved</a>, complying with all of the <acronym title="United States">U.S.</acronym> Federal Government <a href="http://www.section508.gov/">Section 508 Guidelines</a>. Again, a judgement call. I have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.</li>
<li>All pages on this site <a href="http://validator.w3.org/">validate as <acronym title="extensible hypertext markup language">XHTML</acronym> 1.0 Strict</a>. This is not a judgement call; a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid XHTML. For example, <a href="http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2F127.0.0.1%2F&amp;charset=%28detect+automatically%29&amp;doctype=Inline">check the home page for XHTML validity</a>.</li>

<li>All pages on this site <a href="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/">validate as <acronym title="cascading style sheets">CSS</acronym></a>. This is not a judgement call; a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid CSS. For example, <a href="http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/check/referer">check the home page for CSS validity</a>. Note: Some portions of the CSS use advanced CSS3 style rules. The Validator currently ckecks only for CSS1 &amp; CSS2 and may state an error for rules the program isn&#8217;t &#8211; yet &#8211; aware of.</li>

<li>All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. The page header is a <code>h1</code>, <code>h2</code> tags are used for main titles, <code>h3</code> tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, <span class="caps">JAWS</span> users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing <kbd>ALT+INSERT+3</kbd>.</li>
</ol>

<h3>Navigation Aids</h3>
<ol>
<li>All pages have <tt>rel=up</tt>, and <tt>home</tt> links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Netscape 6 and Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by selecting the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).</li>
<li>The entries are cross-referenced in several ways. You can browse the tips
by <a href="category.php">category</a>, <a href="/">chronologically by date</a>, <a href="archive.php">archived by month or by day</a>.</li>
<li>The home page and all archive pages include a search box (access key <kbd>s</kbd>).</li>
</ol>

<h3>Links</h3>
<ol>
<li>Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).</li>
<li>Links are written to make sense out of context.</li>
</ol>

<h3>Visual Design</h3>
<ol>
<li>This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.</li>
<li>This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.</li>
<li>If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.</li>
</ol>

<h3>See Also</h3>

<h4>Accessibility References</h4>
<ol>
<li><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/" title="Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0">W3 accessibility guidelines</a>, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/" title="Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0">W3 accessibility techniques</a>, which explains how to implement each guideline.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html" title="Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0">W3 accessibility checklist</a>, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/guide/1194.22.htm" title="Section 508 Guidelines for Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications">U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines</a>.</li>
</ol>

<h4>Accessibility Services</h4>
<ol>
<li><a href="http://www.cast.org/bobby/">Bobby</a>, a free service to analyze web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines. A full-featured commercial version is also available.</li>
<li><a href="http://validator.w3.org/">HTML Validator</a>, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published <acronym title="hypertext markup language">HTML</acronym> standards.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.delorie.com/web/wpbcv.html">Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer</a>, a tool for viewing your web pages <em>without</em> a variety of modern browser features.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html">Lynx Viewer</a>, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.</li>
</ol>

<h4>Related Resources</h4>
<ol>
<li><a title="Web Accessibility in Mind" href="http://www.webaim.org/">WebAIM</a>, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials.</li>
<li><a href="http://trace.wisc.edu:80/world/web/">Designing More Usable Web Sites</a>, a large list of additional resources.</li>
</ol>

<p class="note" id="note">Large portions of this statement are adapted from <a href="http://diveintomark.org/">Mark Pilgrim</a>&#8217;s <a href="http://diveintoaccessibility.org/accessibility_statement.html" title="Dive Into Accessibility">sample statement</a>.</p>
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