Accessibility, Usability, and ADA Section 508 Compliance
This site template uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) that have been validated as of 8-29-08.
HTML compliance date: 8-29-08.
(Validator doesn't like the string in the Translation link to Spanish Translator, but link is a necessary link for Spanish and other language presentation, and it flags the flash script for deprecated tags.)
Level A Conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 date: 8-14-08.
Site meets all priority 1 compliance guidelines. Site meets many priority 2 and 3 guidelines are implemented on some pages. Layout tables make sense when linearized.
Home page: Passed Section 508 Standards: 8/29/2008 3:30:05 PM "Cynthia Says" Report.
"WAVE 4.0" Reported no accessibility errors. 8-29-08
Secondary pages: Passed Section 508 Standards: 8-27-08. Needs to be rechecked after content changes post launch by ITRE Webmaster. 8/27/2008 4:06:54 PM "Cynthia Say" Report.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement of Accessibility and Useful Tips
The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University is committed to offering the information on this Web site to all of its users. Areas of this Web site use or link to pdf documents and images for maps of Raleigh and campus. If you need information provided in these pdf's or images that you cannot gain access to in our Web site, please contact us, we will be happy to assist you. We are making efforts to provide text information that is provided in pdf on this Web site accessible to everyone with assistive technologies. If you find a document in pdf that you cannot use with assistive technologies, please bring it to our attention. We welcome comments or suggestions for improvement, please contact the Operations Research / Education Laboratory director, Jeff Tsai.
The Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards ("Section 508 final rule"), National Federation of the Blind's Guidelines for Web Accessibility and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines describe the elements of accessible web pages. Yahoo lists companies that provide assistive computer technology, including screen reading software.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Many of the documents on the our Web site are in HTML or ASCII (plain text) formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have documents in Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) that were tagged to be able to be read with accessibility resources. We have offered scanned documents that were only existing in paper archives, if you wish to access these documents and cannot, please contact us.
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 may use the Adobe Acrobat Read Aloud System incorporated into the Adobe Acrobat Software directly in PDF format. If your current version of Adobe Acrobat doesn't have this feature, a 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 Web site.
This Web site uses style sheets to set font sizes, font colors, font types and other formatting styles. You may adjust your browser settings to disable these styles or override them with your own preferred font sizes, colors, and types. The use of style sheets is recommended for compliance. Older browsers cannot read style sheets. It is recommended that you upgrade your current browser with a FREE new browser. Visit your browser Web site for this download.
Site is linearized for correct screen reading technology read order.
Tips to navigate this site
Use of Jump to Content Link
A jump to content link is provided on each page. The link is available as one of the top hidden links and jumps over the navigation to the body content with adaptive technologies.
Use of Headings, and Tables for data
This site uses headings to assist users in finding content. Layout tables are used for an attractive Web site for sighted users and are coded so that adaptive technologies can skip over these tables. Data tables are often used to organize text or to provide traditional data in a table. All data tables have summaries and captions to assist the user in locating information.
Content in languages other than English
Currently, the site is only available in English and Spanish. View site En Español.
You may translate any URL into your desired language using the following Web sites: http://babelfish.yahoo.com/ or http://translate.google.com