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Accessibility Statement

The Wisconsin Council of Developmental Disabilities and DAWN strive to maximize the accessibility and usability of our website. If you have any comments or suggestions, please email us at dawn@dawninfo.org.

This site meets all Wisconsin Standards for the design of accessible web pages. But we strive to be not only accessible but also highly usable for all our users. To facilitate usability, each of our web pages feature not only the common "skip nav" link to skip repeated navigational content but also links to skip to textual navigation links with descriptions.

This website also use "relative" font sizes that can easily be adjusted by user preference. If you need help adjusting your font size, please email us and we will try to help you or check the link below at Think-and-Link.

Access Keys

The DAWN website uses access keys so that our users can get to and use our important links as quickly as possible. Keyboard access is important for users who do not have ability to use a pointing device.

Each of the areas of the DAWN website has been constructed to allow users to bind keyboard strokes to actions. Not only is this an essential tool for sections of the community it is a quick and easy way for everyone to navigate the site.

How do access keys work?

  1. Just press and hold the 'alt' key ('shift' and 'alt' in Firefox)
  2. Then press the required number
  3. Press the return key and let the browser do the rest.

Please note:
(Netscape (Apple Macintosh) does not understand the keyboard short cut commands for linking. There are no access key's for the links section.)

The DAWN access keys are:

"1" - Home

"2" - Issues

"3" - Email Alert System

"4" - Community Organizing

"5" - DAWN Grants

"6" - Help with DAWN

"7" - Search

"8" - Sign up for DAWN

"9" - Site Index

Notes for Users of Assistive Technologies

DAWN is very interested in knowing how usable the DAWN website is to those that use alternative technologies such as JAWS. Please contact us with ideas or suggests on improving usability of the DAWN website at dawn@dawninfo.org. You may also go to Technology Access Wisconsin or email the Technology Access Coordinator.

Tips for Making Your PC More Accessible

Think-and-Link has some tips and techniques that may help you make your computer more accessible including "Tips for Making Your PC More Accessible" with topics such as: