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What is This Site For?
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This is the Accessible Techcomm website. This website aims to provide resources, information, and support to technical communicators with accessibility needs and to help technical communicators make the products they create accessible to end users with accessibility needs.
How to Find What You're Looking For
There are several ways to find what you're looking for on this site.
- For an alphabetical list of all articles on the website, look at the Posts section of the Sitemap for People.
- In the sidebar:
- Use the Search box to find one or more key words.
- Use the LAST UPDATED list to note which posts have been updated recently.
- Use the RECENT POSTS list for the newest information added to the site.
- Use the CATEGORIES selection list for everything in the site for a specific category.
- Use the ARCHIVES to find all articles for a specific month and year.
Site Design and Contact Information
At Accessible Techcomm we aim to provide a website that is 100% accessibile. We use cascading style sheets (CSS) instead of tables for the page layout. All navigation menus are text links styled by CSS: no graphic buttons are used in the menus. We are using a theme for WordPress specifically designed to be accessible: Blaskan. For more information, see the Accessibility features page.
The website is maintained by the following team:
- Cynthia A. Lockley, Website Designer and Web Diva
- Karen Mardahl, Site Manager and Assistant Web Diva
For questions about or to report a design / navigation problem with the website, send a message to the website team.
Input for the site has been provided by several people including: Karen Mardahl, Lori Gillen, Jodie Gilmore, George Hoerter, Connie Kiernan, Paula Kimbrough, Gail Lippincott, Andy Malcolm, Helen Marty, Kim McConnell, Gloria Reece, Judy Skinner, Karen Steele, Fabien Vais, and many others.
Accessibility Design and Features
The Accessibility design and features page describes the navigation, fonts, style sheets, colors, website conventions, and other items used to make this site an enjoyable and useful experience for people with special needs.
PDF file information
Some hypertext links may take you to Portable Document Format (PDF) files you can view in your Web browser. PDF file links are marked by by noting the size of the PDF with the.pdf file extension at the end of the link (250 KB .pdf). PDF files are extremely compact, platform-independent, and easy to create. They offer design control, print-ready documents, and an endless array of authoring applications. PDF is an extension of the Encapsulated PostScript format that allows hypertext linking. Some PDF files may contain hypertext links that take you to another location in the PDF file or to another Web page. The hypertext links are indicated by a hot spot in the PDF file where the cursor changes to a hand with a pointing finger. Use the Back button to return to previous pages in the Web browser or to return from the PDF viewer to the HTML viewer.
If you can't view the PDF files or you get an error message, download and install the latest version of the FREE Acrobat® Reader™ plug-in for your browser: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/. Some PDF files are saved with accessibility and search capabilities for screen readers. The Acrobat Reader, full version has accessibility and search capabilities.
Access Plug-in Note: If you are using a screen reader, download the Access plug-in as well: http://www.adobe.com/accessibility.html. The Access plug-in allows you to convert the PDF file to an ASCII Text format.
Disclaimers and Copyrights
For information about disclaimers, opinions, product endorsements, and copyrights on this site, see our Legal information page.
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