This is the official accessibility statement for the Vermont Small Business Development Center web site. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to fill out our contact form.
Most modern browsers support jumping to specific links within a web site through the use of keyboard shortcuts (called access keys) defined by the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.
|2||Skip over navigation and go directly to content|
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All pages throughout this web site comply with priority 1 guidelines of the W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
All pages throughout this web site validate as XHTML 1 Strict. They are structured using semantic markup. For example, an H1 tag is used for the title of each page, H2 is used for subheadings, H3 for tertiary headings, etc. In particular, this enables JAWS users to skip to the next post using ALT+INSERT+2.
All table cells are explicitly associated with their corresponding header cells to aid screen readers in rendering them in a clear and meaningful way. Where applicable, all tables contain captions and summaries.
All pages have rel="home" links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Netscape 6 and Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by selecting View ⁄ Show/Hide ⁄ Site Navigation Bar ⁄ Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).
All pages have a “skip navigation” link to allow text-only browsers and screen readers to skip directly to the content of the document.
A Site Map is available which contains links to all of the pages within the web site.
Whenever possible, link text is written to make sense out of context to aid browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) that allow the user to browse a list of links culled from a page. Many links contain additional descriptive information in the title tag.
All images include descriptive text provided through the alt attribute.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser does not support style sheets, the content of the page is still readable.
This site uses only relative font sizes to ensure compatibility with text resizing features in visual browsers.