Site Accessibility

Our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:


  • All fonts used are designed to be legible, and easy to read on screen or in printed form for all users. We have tried to make the use of these fonts consistent throughout the entire site.
  • We use live text instead of graphics when possible, to reduce the download time of pages and provide more user control. This feature also allows users to view our web-based data through cell phones and PDAs.
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using color. This doesn't mean that colors are not used to organize information; instead it means there are also other, non-color dependent ways of doing this.
  • Our pages are designed to display without horizontal scrollbars when they are viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
  • All images and hyperlinks, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute. This means when an image or hyperlink is conveying important information its content is described with an alternative text.
  • We have tried to comply with Section 508 standards for website accessibility.
  • Many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools. Our site can be viewed using any web browser, but it is best viewed using the latest version of Internet Explorer. To discover the advantages of using Internet Explorer, please refer to information about Accessibility in Microsoft Products.