The USF Water Institute is committed to making all of its websites conform with Accessibility Support guidelines for people who need to use assistive technologiesaccessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on this website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Water Institute Contact Us page. Please include the web address (URL) and the specific problems you have encountered.
Where possible, pages on this website:
- Are WCAG AAA approved, complying with all Priority 1 and many Priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines;
- Are Section 508 approved, complying with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines;
- Validate as HTML5 or XHTML 1.0 Transitional;
- Use structured semantic markup.
More details and accessibilty references are provided below.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Many of the documents on this website are in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF). These were created at various times by any of numerous agencies and organizations. Some of the older documents were created without readable text. As we have identified these, we have processed them with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to make them legible by screen readers and replaced them in our library. If you find a document that lacks readable text, please let us know and we will perform OCR processing on it.
Publications in PDF format can best be viewed and printed by using Adobe Acrobat Reader® software. The latest version of Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe by downloading it from the Adobe website. It has integrated accessibility tools and features, including a screen reader, that can be used without downloading a separate plug-in. To get the latest information about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Access Adobe website.
- Many links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
- Wherever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list separately from the page.
- To the best of our ability, we strive to include descriptive
ALTattributes for all content images used on this site. Purely decorative graphics include null
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows that provides speech and braille output.
- NVDA (Nonvisual Desktop Access), an open-source Windows screen reader available since 2006.
- Visit the American Foundation for the Blind website for a curated list of screen readers.
- A large list of additional assitive technologies is available on Wikipedia's Assistive Technology article.