Is this site accessible?
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 web site, 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.
Accessibility includes but is not limited to the following, all of which we will accommodate for:
- 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. Whenever possible, we attempt to accommodate for these issues as well:
- Use of a text-only screen
- Small screens, such handheld computers and wireless telephones
- Slow Internet connection
- Reduced vision as people age
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.