In keeping with Disciples United Community Church’s mission to extend hospitality to everyone, our website strives to be easily accessible to all persons, including those who use assistive technologies. These pages are designed to allow content to be accessed more quickly, to ease navigation, to present material better through a variety of browsers, and to decrease download times. Below is information explaining the features implemented on this site. We welcome comments that may help us improve our accessibility.
Many browsers allow users to access specific links by typing keys defined on the website. Usually ALT + an access key or Control + an access key will work, depending on your internet broswer.
The following access keys are defined on all pages of this site:
- Access key 1 – Home page
- Access key 2 – Skip navigation
- Access key 3 – Site map
- Access key 6 – Accessibility statement
- Access key 9 – Contact form
- Access key 0 – Access key list
- Each page is coded with special links that will take users directly to this website’s main menu, to skip the navigation menu to go directly to the page content, and to go to the access key list. These links are invisible in most visual web browsers but will be read aloud in screen readers to assist persons with impaired vision.
- Each page is marked-up semantically; for example,
h1tags are for the page title,
h3tags are for section titles, and so on. Screen readers can use this to their benefit. JAWS users can skip to the next section in a page with section titles by pressing ALT + INSERT + 3.
Fonts on this website are relatively sized, meaning that they may be enlarged if necessary for readability.
All images provide
alt attributes for text descriptions of the images to non-visual readers. Images used solely for decoration have null
Forms on this website are designed using appropriate
label tags so that screen readers will associate the proper label with the proper form field.
If you wish to continue reading about website accessibility, take a look at the following resources, which provide a great depth of information:
- Web Accessibility Initiative—a group that develops strategies, guidelines, and resources for web accessibility
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0—guidelines for making websites accessible to persons with disabilities or special technologies
- Section 508—requirements for U.S. federal agency websites