Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement of Accessibility and Useful Tips
PRIDE In North Carolina, LLC (PRIDE) is committed to offering the information on this Web site to all of its users. Areas of this Web site use or link to printable portable document format (pdf) documents. If you need information provided in these pdf's that you cannot gain access to in our Web site, please contact us, we will be happy to assist you. We are making efforts to provide text information that is provided in pdf on this Web site accessible to everyone with assistive technologies. If you find a document in pdf that you cannot use with assistive technologies, please bring it to our attention. We welcome comments or suggestions for improvement.
The Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards ("Section 508 final rule"), National Federation of the Blind's Guidelines for Web Accessibility and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines describe the elements of accessible web pages.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Many of the documents on the our website are in HTML formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have documents in Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) that were tagged to be able to be read with accessibility resources.
PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader™, version 4.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe.
People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to read documents directly in PDF format, unless they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Adobe Web site.
This Web site uses style sheets to set font sizes, font colors, font types and other formatting styles. You may adjust your browser settings to disable these styles or override them with your own preferred font sizes, colors, and types. The use of style sheets is recommended for compliance. Older browsers cannot read style sheets. It is recommended that you upgrade your current browser with a FREE new browser. Visit your browser Web site for this download.
Tips to navigate this site
Use of access keys
The invocation of access keys depends on the underlying system. For instance, on machines running MS Windows, one generally has to press the "alt" key in addition to the access key. On Apple systems, one generally has to press the "cmd" key in addition to the access key. The rendering of access keys depends on the user agent.
The access key label text and coding for the access key used for the main navigation of this site. The access key is emphasized by the underline on the word provided for the navigation link.
On this site, access keys are available for menus and some may need to repeat the use of an access key letter. Pressing it a second time will select the next instance where the access key is used on the page. Sometimes more than one access key letter is used on a page, you must key through them as you would using the tab key to jump to the next link. This has been avoided as much as possible.
Use of Jump to Content Link
A jump to content link is provided on each page. The link is available as one of the top hidden links and jumps over the navigation to the body content with adaptive technologies.
Use of Headings, and Tables for data
This site uses headings to assist users in finding content. Layout tables are used for an attractive Web site for sighted users and are coded so that adaptive technologies can skip over these tables. Data tables are often used to organize text or to provide traditional data in a table. All data tables have summaries and captions to assist the user in locating information.
Content in languages other than English
Currently, the site is only available in English. You may translate any URL into your desired language using the following Website:www.google.com/language_tools.