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Accessibility Statement

This is the official accessibility statement for the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine website.

This policy applies only to Web pages on the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine website (i.e. URLs starting that make use of standard templates (i.e. pages that have the same structure, navigation and design as this one).

Standards compliance

As far as possible, we have tried to ensure that:

  1. All pages on this site should comply with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  2. All pages on this site should validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
  3. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. h1 tags are used for main titles, h2 tags for subtitles (and so on).


The text of most links fully describes the target, or at a minimum, has title attributes which describe the link in greater detail. As far as possible, links are written to make sense out of context.


  1. All content images used in this site should include descriptive alt tags. Purely decorative graphics include null alt tags.
  2. Complex images may include longdesc tags or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.

Adobe PDF files

Adobe PDF files are used extensively on this website. .

Visual design

  1. This site uses primarily uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page should still be readable.

Accessibility references

  1. W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
  2. W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
  3. W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.

Accessibility software

  1. JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  2. Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.

Accessibility services

  1. HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
  2. Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  3. Lynx Viewer, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.