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Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring equal access for everyone who visits our Web site. This includes individuals with varying vision and/or hearing abilities, various Web browsers (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera), and users with slower connection speeds, such as dial-up.

Layout

The NCCF website uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS2) to help maintain consistent presentation and layout. As a result, users who are visually impaired can adjust many visual aspects of the site (e.g., size, color, and contrast) to suit their individual preferences.

Content

Our content has been written and formatted to make it accessible. For example, alt tags have been embedded for image description, links use meaningful text, forms can be navigated using the “Tab” key, and heading tags are employed to convey structural information and page layout, which all allow for easier site navigation when using a screen reader.

Access Keys

The main topic areas, as well as several other sections on our website, employ access key attributes. The access key attribute will allow you to move between the topic areas by simply holding down the Alt key on your keyboard and then pressing the associated access key letter or number:

  • Access Key 1 Home Page
  • Access Key n Skip to Navigation
  • Access Key 2 Skip to Content
  • Access Key 4 Search Box
  • Access Key 9 Site Map
  • Access Key 0 Accessibility

"Skip to Content" Link

Every page on the site has a “Skip to Content” link at the top of the site that will allow you to jump straight to the main content window. This link is invisible to sighted users, but it is read by screen reader software. It is recommended to use this link to avoid having to tab through the navigation bar in the left-hand column when in graphic-based mode.

Site Map

The site map represents a complete listing of the pages on the NCCF website in hierarchical fashion. You can find the site map easily from any page by using your screen reader’s “Links List” dialog box. Scroll to the very bottom of the list, and you will find the site map link (above the “Top of Page” link).


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