Web Accessibility Statement

OTC is committed to making reasonable efforts to make its web pages accessible to persons with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws.

Accessibility Monitoring

OTC actively monitors all web pages in order to ensure content conforms to Section 508 accessibility requirements through tools like Moz, SEMRush, and W3. We actively work with the OTC Disability Support Services department with testing, updating, and enhancing user experiences.

Navigation Aids

The contents of each page is split up into headings. h1 tags are used for the main title of the page, while h2 tags are the sections. While this makes the content easier to read, Opera can use the S and W keys to cycle forwards and backwards through the headings. Also, visitors using recent versions of screen readers can navigate using the following keystrokes:

  • H to cycle forwards through the headings
  • Shift + H to cycle backwards through the headings
  • any key between 1 and 6 to navigate to the next heading of that level (1 for H1, 2 for H2, etc.)
  • Shift + any key between 1 and 6 to navigate to the previous heading of that level
  • Insert + F6 to provide a list of all headings

All pages include a search box in the upper right part of the page. You can use it to search the site for relevant information.

Visual Design

The design of this site uses CSS for visual layout, and has been tested on IE, Opera, Chrome, and Firefox. In older browsers, or browsers that don’t support stylesheets, the contents of this site are still accessible and usable.

Using the “Zoom” option in your browser, you can specify your own font size, and the visual layout will resize accordingly.

Standards Compliance

This site was built using industry standards so it would be accessible and usable to as many devices and browsers as possible.

General Accessibility Testing

General accessibility testing is performed the last Thursday of each month by web services using www.webaccessibility.com and reviewing various external tool reports from Moz. Quarterly testing is performed in cooperation with the OTC Disability Support department. The last testing date is listed below:

Last Testing: 02/08/2019

Report a Problem or Send Feedback

If you experience any difficulty in accessing content on a OTC website or need the information in an accessible alternate format, please contact the Office of Web Services at web@otc.edu with the following information:

  1. The page or site you are trying to access (full URL please)
  2. The difficulty you encountered
  3. Possible solutions or workarounds that might assist you

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