OCLE is committed to ensuring that this web site is accessible to everyone and that it adheres to the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA). Although we continue to test and modify for accessibility, there may be some legacy pages and pages developed by third-parties that are not fully compliant with our standards. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please email the webmaster.
Some browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.
All pages on this site define the following access keys:
Access key 1 - skip to main content
Access key 0 - accessibility statement (this page)
- This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
- This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
- 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 title of a web site).
- Links are written to make sense out of context.
- All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
- Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
- W3C accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3C accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
- W3C accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
- U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.
Accessibility Software & Services
- W3C HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
- W3C CSS Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published CSS standards.
- Lynx Viewer, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.
- Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.