Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center

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COIDC Web Site Accessibility

[ Graphic Image Icon ] - An accessibility symbolThe World Wide Web (WWW) makes it possible for individuals to interact as never before. It is a tremendous resource for accessing information, especially with government web sites. However, the form and format of information on a web site can either help or hinder access for people, especially so for those with disabilities. It is very important to present information in a manner that ensures access by a diverse audience.

The Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service (Region 6) committed to implement a web accessibility monitoring program to manage Section 508 compliance with all Region 6 web sites.

In cooperation with the R6 Civil Rights Office, R6 Data Resources Management staff is using its R6 Web Team to implement the Region 6 Web Accessibility Monitoring Program (R6WAMP) for all web sites in the Region. The R6 Web Team is responsible for the administrative and technical oversight, and management for all R6 web sites. An active Section 508 compliance program is part of the team’s responsibility. Robin Alway and Dennis Lapcewich co-lead R6WAMP. All Region 6 web sites are undergoing review and redesign as necessary to ensure that they meet or exceed the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center (COIDC) web site is subject to the Region 6 Web Accessibility Monitoring Program. If you experience any accessibility issues with this web site, please contact the COIDC Webmaster.

Accessibilty Features of This Web Site

Site Features

  • Consistent navigation
  • Scalable text
  • Clearly labelled graphics
  • No flickering, strobing or animated graphics
  • Cross browser compatible

Text Size

This site uses only relative font sizes and is therefore is compatible with the user-specified text size option in visual browsers.

  • Internet Explorer Users - The text size can be changed in Internet Explorer through the View » Text Size menu.
  • Mozilla / Firefox Users - The text size can be changed in Mozilla/Firefox, through the View » Text Zoom menu. There are additional key combinations which may also be used, including <CTRL> + to increase text size, <CTRL> - to decrease text size, and <CTRL> 0 to return the text size back to its default setting.

Alt Text

All images that are used to illustrate content include the alt attribute to provide descriptive text alternatives.

Link Titles

A title attribute has been added to links which describe the link in greater detail. All web site main navigation links utilize the title attribute. For content links, if the text of the link provides a clear explanation of the 'target' then the title attribute has not been used.

Javascript

The site currently does not use JavaScript.

Downloadable Documents & Files

This web site may contain downloadable documents and files, including the following file formats:

  • Adobe .pdf file format
  • Excel .xls file format
  • Powerpoint .pps file format
  • Powerpoint .ppt file format
  • Word .doc file format
  • Word .rtf file format

If you find that a downloadable document does not meet Section 508 accessibility requirements, please contact the R6 Web Team so that we may put you in touch with the content owner who will provide you with an accessible and/or alternate version of the content.

Web Standards

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout and is designed to W3C standards. The XHTML and CSS is valid and the site has been built according to the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG) level AAA. The WCAG 1.0 accessibility standard is broader and more comprehensive than the required Section 508 accessibility standard.

Browser Compatibility

This sites is built and tested using Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer 6x. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup.

If your browser or browsing device does not support modern coding techniques, the content of each page is still readable and is presented in a logical order.

Please Note: Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.