is committed to ensuring that its site is accessible to all users. This Web site conforms to existing recommendations and standards and has been tested with various assistive technologies. If you encounter a problem accessing NCAM's site
, or if you would like to provide feedback on NCAM's site
, please contact us using the preceding links. To reach NCAM staff with questions about other issues, view our complete contact information
Support for W3C Recommendations and Section 508 Standards
During the development process, our authors followed the W3C
's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
to ensure that the site would be accessible. The site uses valid XHTML
1.0 Transitional and CSS
2.0, and it also meets the standards set in the Web-based applications section of the Section 508 standards
All images on this site are accompanied by brief alt text identifies the image or its function. If you are using a graphic browser, alt-text tags are visible only if the browser's automatic image-loading feature is turned off.
Captioned and Described Movie Clips
NCAM captions all movie clips on its site using either CCforFlash
, and describes all clips using MAGpie. CCforFlash and MAGpie are free software tools created by NCAM. For more information about accessible multimedia, and how you can create your own, please visit NCAM's Tools and Guidelines
All text hyperlinks are written so that they make sense when read out of context.
Where tables are used for the presentation of data, table cells are associated with headers to facilitate navigation with screen readers. Also, each data table has a summary which provides additional information about the table's contents.