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Accessibility

I don't know much about web accessibility except what my sweetheart tells me. Here's what he tells me:

I'm committed to keeping this website accessible—and usable—to all visitors. For this reason, the site complies with two key sets of accessibility recommendations: the U.S. Federal Government's Section 508 guidelines, and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Priority 1). In practice this means that the site adheres to certain commonsense rules of web development, of which some examples follow.

  • Relative font sizing. This ensures that all visitors can easily change the site's default font size in their browser—a fundamental feature for those with poor vision.
  • Information indicated with color is also indicated without color. While this practice improves usability for all, it's essential for colorblind visitors, who may not be able to identify links that rely on color only.
  • Link text clearly identifies the destination of each link. Another technique that benefits everyone, this practice is crucial for blind and visually-impaired visitors, who use special browsers that cull a list of links from the page to aid navigation.

If you have any questions or comments about the accessibility of this site, please feel free to contact the man who built it, my colorblind sweetheart, Michael Barrish.