We have implemented a number of features to make this website easy to use, especially for users with disabilities. The following features improve navigation for text only browsers, screen reader users, and users of keyboard navigation.
This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser supports it, style sheets can be disabled or over-ridden to customize the appearance of the website, to your preference.
We appreciate that not all people using our sites can use a mouse; we will ensure that all of our websites can be browsed in a logical manner using the Tab button. Pressing the ‘Tab’ key while on a web page will select the next link on the page. You can press ‘Tab’ repeatedly to get to the chosen link. The selected link is indicated by the dotted border around the link. Once your chosen link is selected, you can trigger it by pressing the ‘Enter’ key on your keyboard. You can move backwards through links by pressing ‘Shift’ + ‘Tab’ together.
Below are some instructions of how to resize the fonts of the site through different browsers.
- You can also use the Page Zoom feature: click Tools then Zoom. You can then increase or decrease the page’s zoom level. Zoom differs from text resize in that it changes the size of all content, not just text.
- Click the View menu, then select Text Size and then choose whether you would like to increase the size (increase) or decrease the size (decrease).
- Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl key and at the same time, push the – or + key.
- Alternatively, hold down the Ctrl key and scroll the mouse wheel (if you have one).
- Click the View menu then click Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller.
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advance settings.
- In the “Web Content” section, use the “Font-Size” drop-down menu to make adjustments.
Labels are used to assist access to form fields. All forms follow a logical tab sequence.
We have worked hard to ensure that our links are meaningful, and some links are explained in greater detail by using a title attribute, visible when hovering over the link.
Flash may be used on the site to enhance the experience of the user. An effort will be made to make sure that if a user does not have the correct plug-in for Flash elements, it does not detract from the user accessing the core content of the website.
This website is built to HTML 5 and CSS 3.0 standards. To ensure code quality and that standards are maintained we are committed to checking this on a regular basis.
This website will function and look as intended in browsers that support these standards. The most common of these are:
- Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer (9+) on Windows
- Safari and Firefox on Mac OS X
If you do not have one of these browsers installed or are unable to upgrade, you may find the website easier to use by disabling CSS altogether – please see your browser’s help documentation for further information.
We will continue to make improvements in www.firststudentinc.com, but First Student, Inc. is not responsible for the accessibility of any other websites which this site may link to. If you have any questions about our continuing efforts to make web-based information accessible to all users, or wish to report an accessibility problem on any of our pages, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.