The navigation and layout for the NGCSU web site have been designed using recommended guidelines outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 as well as the Priority 1 requirements as set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Accessibility Initiative.
What is Accessibility? Information on the Web needs to be accessible to those with functional impairments in accordance with 508 requirements. Accessibility refers to ensuring that access to information is available to the widest possible audience. The design of a web site determines its accessibility.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998, is a Federal mandate that requires that information technology be accessible to people with disabilities.
It requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology (EIT) developed, procured, maintained, or used by the Federal government be accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.
Using the site:
Most visitors will be able to view the Leadership Web site using the most popular browsers.
- Text Descriptions Provided for Images and Pictures - When the mouse pointer or pointer alternative moves over an image, a small window pops up to give you a description of the image. This description is also provided to visitors who are using screen readers to access information on the page.
- Style Sheets Used to Format Page Content on this site are designed using cascading style sheets. This allows visitors to disable the formatting provided and apply their own formatting if they choose. Style sheets are disabled within an Internet browser's settings or preferences options. People with a slight visual impairment who need a larger font size to read comfortably will find this feature useful.