We've attempted to comply with most of the AA Level Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We've listed the areas which we feel are most important on this page. Special thanks to Mark Pilgrim, whose Dive into Accessibilty was an instrumental guide.
Section 508 Compliance
Uses Only CSS
We use only CSS for the visual layout, typesetting and colors for this site. Relative font sizes are expressed in 'em's and are compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
Semantic HTML Markup
All pages on this site use well-structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags for subtitles, lists are marked up with UL and so forth. This greatly increases the accuracy and ease of parsing by screen readers and other assisstive technologies.
Alt and Title Attributes for Images
All images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics are used as backgrounds in CSS and therefore do not need ALT attributes.
Closed Captioning for Videos
Adding closed captioning and alternate descriptive audio is in progress. Thank you for your patience.
Colors & Contrast
A ratio of 4.5 to 1 (4.5:1) is the "minimum contrast for regular sized text" according to the AA Level of WCAG. This site's ratio is exactly 4.5 to 1 with a foreground color of #e3e3e3 on a background color of #666666.
REL Links for Site Navigation Bars
Relevent pages such as those in 'Sculpture' and 'Mediated Sculpture' have rel=previous, next, up, and home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Firefox users can also take advantage of this feature by selecting the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).
All links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail so users can better understand where the link leads to.
Access Keys for Links
Most 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.
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