Website Accessibility

The Great Lakes ADA Center is actively working towards increasing the accessibility and usability of its website. Following is more information about accessibility.

Access Keys

The W3C introduced the accesskey attribute to enable users to select the appropriate key on their keyboards and navigate to a particular link.

Below, you will find a cross reference list of keys that will help you navigate the site.

To activate the links, press the ALT key plus the appropriate Access Key as outlined below.

  • 0 - Website Accessibility Information
  • 1 - Home Page
  • 2 - Skip Navigation
  • 3 - Site Map
  • 9 - Online Contact Form

Accessibility Services

  1. W3C HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
  2. Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  3. Lynx Viewer, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.

Accessibility References

  1. W3C accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
  2. W3C accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
  3. W3C accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
  4. U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.

This website adheres to the guidelines specified by:

  • W 3 C X H T M L 1.0 Strict
  • W 3 C   C S S
  • W A I Triple A


  1. All "informational" images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes.
  2. Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non–visual readers.

Visual Design

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

Last Updated on:
Wed Apr 1, 2015