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Accessibility Statement

Welcome to the accessibility statement for St. Paul's Episcopal Church. This page covers the accessibility and standards compliance measures taken by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, as well as guidelines on how to take advantage of those features. We have made every reasonable attempt to make the content on this website as accessible as possible to all disabled persons.

Enhanced Navigation Aids in the Metadata

Every page has several navigation aids built into the code to enable those with screen readers and other assistive technologies to quickly navigate the content.

The metadata of each page contains links to the following areas of the website: the homepage, the contact page, the search page, and the site map. Screen readers will display these links first when loading a page, while users of traditional browsers can use these links by configuring their browser to employ them. Currently, the following browsers support navigation aids.

  • Opera. In Opera, click View > Toolbars > Navigation Bar to enable the navigation aids at the top of the screen. (Opera also allows users to move these toolbars to different sections of the browser window.)
  • Mozilla. In Mozilla, click View > Show/Hide > Site Navigation Bar.
  • Firefox. Firefox does not natively support navigation aids, but you can use the extension Site Navigation Bar to have Firefox automatically display these links when they are present.

Font Sizes

This website’s fonts can be resized by certain browsers if you find the type difficult to read.

  • Firefox. Press Ctrl++ to increase the font size, or Ctrl+- to decrease the font size. (Or navigate to View > Text Size and choose to increase or decrease the size.)
  • Opera. This browser actually scales the entire page, not just the font size, which makes it very good for visually disabled users who want to magnify images as well. Select View > Zoom and then a percentage by which to increase the page.
  • Safari. Press Ctrl++ to increase the font size, or Ctrl+- to decrease the font size. (Or navigate to View and choose to increase or decrease the size.)

Standards Compliance

The accessibility of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church website is helped by its adherence to web standards and general best practices in development, including:

  • Using tables for tabular data only
  • Ensuring forms use proper markup for maximum accessibility
  • Headers are logically ordered

In addition, all pages attempt to validate to a DocType of XHTML 1.0 Strict, all CSS files validate to the W3C’s specifications, and that all pages meet the majority of accessibility requirements set forth in WCAG 1.0 and specifically in Section 508.

Accessibility Barriers

Despite best efforts, there remain accessibility barriers within this website. It is known that not all pages validate perfectly; if you find a specific problem, please contact us. In addition, the visual formatting of these pages has been hidden from older browsers such as Netscape 4. If you are using a browser from the 1990s, please upgrade.