As a service provider for people with disabilities, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota actively supports and implements efforts to make this site and the World Wide Web accessible to all people regardless of their physical limitations. Web accessibility means that people can perceive, understand, navigate and interact with every element on every page of a website, regardless of their physical or technical limitations.
This site is set up according to recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and we continue to improve on and work on this for our friends with disabilities and other barriers to accessing the Internet.
The ability to see text and graphics
The ability to hear audio or video files
The ability to use a keyboard or mouse
Some accessibility issues have nothing to do with having a diagnosed disability but with the Internet access tool, the aging process and personal needs.
Use of a text-only screen
Small screens, such as handheld computers and wireless telephones
Slow Internet connection
Accessibility guidelines are also recommended by federal guidelines in Section 508, the 1998 Congressional amendment to the Rehabilitation Act. The goal of this act is to eliminate barriers in information technology, make new opportunities for people with disabilities and encourage development of technologies to help achieve these goals. We support and participate in these efforts.