In our ongoing effort to provide the same quality service to all of our visitors, we are taking the necessary steps in making our website accessible for individuals with disabilities. The ADA Guideline states that all information within a website must be accessible to anyone; therefore we are currently undergoing the process of making sure all of our information is ADA compliant.
What this means is that our pages are being reworked to be more compatible with screen readers. To accomplish this, all images on our web site will be accompanied by a description (ALT tag) that will be visible if your browser supports the alt-text function.
We are also moving towards making all of our PDF files accessible to the visually impaired. Now, screen readers such JAWS for Windows and Window-Eyes are able to 'read' the PDF file and provide voice recognition. If for any reason the PDF files are not compatible with your screen reader, please email the firstname.lastname@example.org or call TDD 650-637-2999. If a printed copy is available, one will be sent to you.
If there is a web page form that is not accessible to you, please call TDD 650-637-2999 to request a printed version.
Whenever possible, Accessibility Guidelines are followed.
If you have any problems viewing our site, please email us at email@example.com or call TDD 650-637-2999.
Many of the documents on our website are in HTML formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF).
PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 4.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe.
People using screen-reading devices generally are able to read documents directly in PDF format, with the standard accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader in recent versions. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Adobe site.
Follow these easy steps to have Adobe Acrobat Reader read your PDF document out loud:
1. Open your PDF document in a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
2. Click "View" on the Adobe Toolbar (toolbar shows File, Edit, View and so on)
3. Then click on "Read out Loud" and then choose either "Read this Page only" or "Read to End of Document"