Accessibility Statement

The CCDC web site is designed to be easy to use and accessible to the most people possible, including people with disabilities. If you experience a problem with a page or have any concerns related to accessibility, please email the CCDC Webmaster .

Detailed below are some highlights of the site's accessibility features.

Standards Compliance

At the time of this writing, June 21, 2009, every page on the CCDC web site is:

  • Compliant with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Section 508 approved, complying with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines
  • Valid HTML 4.01 and Valid CSS code based on the W3C Validator

Access Keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on a web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

All pages on this web site utilize the following access keys:

Home (Access Key H)
Advocacy (Access Key D)
Legal (Access Key L)
CRPD (Access Key C)
Metro and Rural Groups (Access Key G)
Policy and Legislative (Access Key P)
News and Events (Access Key N)
Support and Join (Access Key M)
BLOG (Access Key B)
About CCDC (Access Key A)
Jump to the data entry point (Access Key Q)
Site Map (Access Key S)

Text Size and Contrast

Relative font sizes are used throughout the site. This means that you can adjust the text size to be larger or smaller in your browser settings. In many browsers typing <ctrl shift +> allows you to increase the font size, and <ctrl -> allows you to decrease the font size.

This web site also features a built-in text size and contrast switcher, located just below the "Home" button. You can increase the size of the text, and also switch to a high-contrast version. Once you choose a setting using this method, your setting will work across the site, and even will be saved for when you return to the CCDC web site

Portable Document Format (PDF) files

CCDC uses PDF format for some documents on our site. We use PDF format in the following circumstances:

When a document has footnotes, endnotes, or side notes because there is not an equivalent HTML format;

When a document is a record of a document’s state at a specific moment, including, without limitation, legal pleadings and settlement documents;

When a document is multi columnar because there is not an equivalent HTML format.

When a document has a legally restricted format, such as some legal documents;

When a document is designed solely for printing

We make every effort to include only accessible PDF documents on our side, unless the content is also available in an accessible format on our site. Some documents associated with legal filings may not have an accessible equivalent.

While we provide site users with a link to Adobe Acrobat Reader®, a number of other programs allow users to access PDF format documents. For your convenience, here is a list of other programs that allow users to read PDF documents:

•    On Windows, Mac, OS/2, and Linux: GSview
•    On Windows: Jaws PDF Editor (not the screen reader)
•    On Mac OS X: Preview, GraphicConverter, Safari, and OmniGraffle
•    On Linux or Unix: OpenOffice
•    On PocketPC and Windows CE: Primer PDF Viewer
•    On Symbian: PDF+
•    On Amiga (!): Apdf

Follow this link if you would like more information on the accessibility of PDF documents .
Alternative Content

CCDC makes every attempt to make all of our content fully accessible. With this said, we understand there are not only software, but hardware limitations that may not be resolved easily. In these cases it is best to provide the user with specific content types. If you have a need for a specific electronic format please feel free to contact the CCDC Webmaster .

When contacting us please tell us the content that you require and the format that you require it in, and we will do our best to accommodate you. If you have a link to a specific page or file that you cannot access, please provide that as well to help us expedite our response.

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