Accessibility Features

The BSITF web site has been designed to facilitate access by individuals with disabilities and these issues are periodically reviewed to insure that the site takes advantage of new technology. The site's current accessibility features are discussed below. We welcome ideas on how to make the site more accessible.

Overall Structure of the Site

Both the overall structure of the site and the structure of the individual pages have been kept simple. The navigation tools are designed to get the user to the information they are seeking with the minimum number of steps. There are no pop ups, no flashing icons and no scrolling text. Each page has the same basic structure. The navigation tools are at the top, the content is in the middle and appropriate links are included at the bottom. Where appropriate, there are internal page links to facilitate movement within a page.

Skip To Links

At the top of each page is a Skip To Link that skips over the navigation and takes the user directly to the contents of the page. Where are appropriate, there are additional Skip To Links that takes the user to a specific section of the page.

Menus at Bottom of Each Page

Since most reader move sequentially down the page, a second set of navigation links are included at the bottom of each page to facility the user select the appropriate next page. In those cases where several pages are to be read in sequence, there is a link at the bottom taking the user to the next page.

Key Press Menus

The user is able to sequence through the menu at the top of the page by using the tab key. It starts at the left post menu item, moves through any sub menus and then move the next item in the top level menu.

Table Structure

In many cases, the site uses tables to structure information on a page. The tables are structured so readers are able to move through them in a logical sequence. 

Logical Paths to Key Information

The navigation tools at the top and bottom of each page are designed to minimize the steps required for an user to reach the information being sought. This is done by quickly identifying the information the user is seeking and the directing them to a structured path that will provide the information.




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