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Accessibility Statement

The EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability website is dedicated to raising awareness and sensitivity about disability through a look at the history of disability in the United States. To that end, we have designed this website to be accessible to all users. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please use our [Contact] form below to let us know. 

Standards compliance

  1. All pages on this site follow U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
  2. All pages on this site follow priorities 1, 2 & 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  3. All pages on this site validate as HTML5.
  4. All pages on this site use structural and semantic markup. For example, H2 tags are used for subtitles. On this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3. Opera users can skip sections by using “s” and “w” to cycle forwards and backwards respectively through headings.

Structural Markup/Anatomy of our Pages

All of our pages have one anchor link which leads to the page's content (we will determine the access key for this later).  Each section of content ends with a link to the next page.


  1.  Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this website have suitable alt attributes.
  2.  Content should be usable/accessible with images “off” (disabled).
  3.  Keyboard nav users: in the Image Gallery, use the Left and Right arrow keys to move between photos, and the Esc key to close the slideshow.
  4.  Screenreader users: Clicking on an image will show a larger version of the image in addition to description text not displayed on this page.


  1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.
  3. URLs are permanent whenever possible.


  1.  We use non-obtrusive client-side scripts
  2.  The content of this website is usable without JavaScript support.


  1. This site is designed to use APHont, a typeface developed by the American Printing House for the Blind specifically for low-vision users. Qualified users can download it from the APH website.  After the font has been installed on your computer, it will be used for this website.
  2. Our site allows you to adjust the font size to your liking by using your browser's accessibility features. See the following urls for more information on how your browser lets you adjust font sizes:

Access Keys

The EveryBody site contains a number of keyboard shortcuts, called "access keys," to assist in navigating the site. Each Internet browser has a different method of accessing these keys. See urls below for more information on browser accessibility features. Use the following keystrokes in conjunction with your browser's instructions to navigate the site:

  • S - Skip to Main Content
  • N – Next Page
  • P – Previous Page
  • 0 - Home
  • 1  – Navigation Menu for Exhibit
  • 2 – About the Exhibition
  • 3 – Site Map
  • 4 – Accessibility
  • 5 – Contact
  • 6 – Give
  • 7 – Resources

Windows Users

Alt + access key
Except for Firefox which uses Alt + Shift

Mac Users

Ctrl + access Key
Except for Firefox and Chrome which use CTRL + OPTION + access key

JAWS Users

JAWS users can skip to the site’s main content by pressing the “a” button on their keyboards.
For other JAWS commands, click here.

Browser Accessibility Aids

Most internet browsers provide a page that explains how to use their particular accessibility tools. The following urls link to the accessibility pages for the major browsers.