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Accessibility

The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center at Georgetown University (OHRC) strives to ensure that this website meets or exceeds the accessibility requirements outlined in Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

If you need information from an OHRC web page that is not easily accessible, choose from the following options:

  1. PDF documents
    Users with visual impairments are advised to use their screen reader. If you experience problems with your reader, make sure that you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat installed, and use the Adobe Reader "Read Out Loud" function (under View menu) to hear the document read to you (have speakers on). For more information on PDF accessibility, please see www.adobe.com/accessibility.

  2. E-mail the webmaster
    E-mail our webmaster with the URL of the page you wish to access, the technology you are using, and your phone number and e-mail address. We will work with you to make the files available in a format you can use.

  3. Change the font size
    Website widget There is a text resizing option located at the bottom of each web page on the OHRC website. Click on the "+" to make the text larger, or use the "–" to make the text smaller.

In accordance with current Department of Health and Human Services standards, our goal is to improve accessibility to users with visual, motor, or cognitive disabilities. We strive to meet or exceed accessibility requirements in the following areas:

  • Images. The OHRC website provides equivalent text for images that convey information.
  • Multimedia. The OHRC website limits the use of multimedia (i.e., presentations that include components such as text, graphics, video, animation, and sound), and, where multimedia is used, the site provides equivalent text for the presentation.
  • Color. The OHRC website does not rely on color to convey information.
  • Style sheets. The OHRC website does not require associated style sheets (i.e., pre-designated templates that define the layout of a web page) to be viewed.
  • Image maps. The OHRC website provides equivalent text for images (e.g., navigation bars) that perform functions when selected (e.g., open a new window, navigate through the site).
  • Tables. The OHRC website provides row and column headers for data tables.
  • Frames. The OHRC website does not include frames (i.e., separate sections of the display area that are generated from different web pages).
  • Motion. The OHRC website sites does not include motion that causes the screen to flicker outside an acceptable range (i.e., higher than 2Hz and lower than 55Hz).
  • Text-only pages. A text-only equivalent web page will be provided when a compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way.
  • Scripts. The OHRC website identifies the functionality of any scripting languages (e.g., Java and Javascript) used to display content or to create interface elements.
  • Applets and plug-ins. The OHRC website avoids the use of applets (i.e., programs designed to be executed from within another program) and plug-ins (i.e., programs that add features to a standard browser), and, when such programs are used, the site includes links to external websites that provide such applets or plug-ins via download.
  • Forms. The OHRC website allows for easy access to and completion of forms.

If you have comments or suggestions about the accessibility of the OHRC website, please e-mail the webmaster.