We have made every effort to ensure that all pages and elements on our website are as highly accessible as possible. The Two18 Media website validates correctly under Section 508 Guidelines, and is rated 'AA' under WCAG Guidelines. Additionally, this website utilizes Standards-Compliant XHTML 1.0 Strict markup, and Standards-Compliant CSS 2.0 stylesheet rendering.
Using accessibility features on the Two18 Media website
We have provided keyboard shortcuts throughout our website for those visitors who may not be using a mouse to navigate the web. Below are the shortcuts you will need to navigate the Two18 Media website:
1 = Page 1 (Homepage)
5 = 508 Accessibility
S = Site Map
L = Privacy & Legal
E = Contact us Electronically
A = About Two18 Media
B = Pro Bono Services
F = Workflow
H = How-To Section
P = Portfolio
W = Web Design Services
I = Identity Branding
R = Photo Restoration
C = Consulting
D = Application Development
M = Multimedia Services
N = Submit a Link
8 = Link Directory 1
9 = Link Directory 2
Instructions for using keyboard shortcuts
The way access keys are used differs among browsers. Below are some common browsers with instructions on how to use the access keys.
Firefox 2+ (PC): Hold down the SHIFT + ALT keys simultaneously and select the number/letter of the access key.
Firefox 1+ (PC): Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Firefox (MAC): Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Internet Explorer 5+ (PC): Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key, then press ENTER.
Internet Explorer 5+ (MAC): Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Internet Explorer 4.5 (MAC): Access keys are not supported.
Internet Explorer 4 (PC): Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Netscape 7 (PC): Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Netscape 6+: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key. (Earlier versions do not support access keys.)
Safari and Omniweb (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Opera: Hold down the SHIFT key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey.
Pressing the 'backspace' key on most modern browsers will display the previously viewed page, in case you need to review the access keys shown here.
Web accessibility: background information
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.
The criteria for web-based technology and information are based on access guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Many of these provisions ensure access for people with vision impairments who rely on various assistive products to access computer-based information, such as screen readers, which translate what's on a computer screen into automated audible output, and refreshable Braille displays. Certain conventions, such as verbal tags or identification of graphics and format devices, like frames, are necessary so that these devices can "read" them for the user in a sensible way.
There are 3 levels of web accessibility under WCAG guidelines: A, AA and AAA, with AAA being the highest and most accessible level.