Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring equal access to information for everyone. We support creating an environment where anyone with a disability can acquire the same information and view our site with the same functions as a person without a disability. Our accessibility policy follows established benchmark standards for the accessibility of web-based products and services. Our goal is to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.

This site is built using code compliant with W3C standards. If for any reason you find a page on this website that you cant access or read please contact us immediately at [email protected](dot)com. We will produce a converted version specifically for you in a format that you can use. Several ways in which you can increase your font and/or change colors of a site is by visiting your control panel on your PC. For Windows users, you can use the Control Key on your keyboard in conjunction with the + or key to increase the font size. We also can print you a larger version of what you are looking for and mail it directly to you. We are here to help you find the right school for your needs so please contact us with any questions or concerns that you have.

Nondiscrimination Notice

IdealDegres complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. We do not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. We are committed to making our website assessable to everyone.

Accessibility Commitment

IdealDegrees is committed to making our programs, benefits, services, information and communications technology accessible to everyone, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), and relevant implementing regulations.

 

 

Help Viewing our Information

Below are some software suggestions and methods to help view our website and information better.

BrowseAloud: This is browser plug-in for people who find it difficult to read online. By reading text aloud and highlighting the words as they are spoken, BrowseAloud can help people with learning disabilities, English as a second language, and mild visual impairments. BrowseAloud is not related in any way to IdealDegrees, we list them here as a suggestion only.

Magnify your screen

If enlarging the text is not enough to make the page easily readable, the next step is to magnify your screen. Recent versions of Windows include magnification software, which will allow you to increase text to a very large size.

 

 

The Windows magnifier is limited in its functionality, however, so many visually impaired users find they need a more sophisticated magnification software program. Here is a list of 3rd party screen magnifier products: Lunar, MAGic, Apple Magnifiation and ZoomText

Change background and text colors

Some website users have difficulty reading text on a web page because of the background or text colors, or because of the way colors contrast with each other. Contact your current browser support to learn how to change the background or text colors.

Make your mouse pointer more visible

The mouse pointer is sometimes hard to see. A Windows feature can help you locate it. (Some mouse drivers or software may not have this feature). Not all versions of Windows behave the same and you may need to refer to Windows help pages for further assistance. For IOS/Apple users please use a search engine to find options

Use the Keyboard to Navigate Screens

Use these common keyboard commands to navigate web pages without a mouse. Some keystrokes may not work with every Internet browser.

IF you want to... select

Move forward from link to link or to controlsb

Move backward from link to link or to controls + Tab

Select buttons Spacebar

Navigate and select Radio Buttons Arrow

Select/deselect boxes

Move from box to box

Open a List Box + Down arrow

Read the prior screen + Page Up

Read the next screen + Page Down

Go to the top of the page + Home

Go to the bottom of the page + End

Close the current window (in Internet Explorer) + W

Refresh the screen

Go back a page + Left Arrow


Navigate Forms

Filling out any form on this website is best accomplished in a Forms or Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA) mode. This allows you to tab to controls and fill input fields, radio buttons, check boxes and list boxes. Instructional text usually occurs at the beginning of these screens and can be accessed in non-MSAA or virtual-cursor mode.

Get Link Details using Title Attributes

These links usually have a title attribute that describes the link in more detail. In order for screen readers to speak this additional information, it must be configured to speak the title attribute instead of the screen text. Please refer to your screen reader documentation for specific procedures, but this is usually a verbosity, configuration, or similar setting.

Finding your keyboard or mouse hard to use?

If you find a keyboard or mouse difficult to use, the following information explains how to use speech recognition software to navigate web pages and online services on ssa.gov.

Speech recognition software allows the user to move focus to an application object by voicing the object label name or the object type.

Object types include:

x

Imagex

Link>

Image

Screen

File

Each of these object types are given a label name that is visible on the screen and the voice user can say the name to move focus to that object.

A screen, an application or file can be accessed by voicing the text in the Title Bar.

If the screen design does not allow moving focus by voicing a label or an object type then the speech recognition software may provide a utility to move the mouse pointer in discrete steps or continuously.

 

 

IdealDegrees has designed web pages and applications to utilize several different methods of using speech in order to provide flexibility in using speech recognition capabilities. Users should try combinations of these methods to determine what best meets an individual's needs. Learn about Dragon NaturallySpeaking software by using a search engine to locate their site.

 

Hearing Impairment

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.

Accessibility features

Volume control

Captioning

all information and alerts conveyed via audio are also conveyed visually

 

Volume control

click the Start button

click "Control Panel"

clickk "Hardware and Sound"

click "Adjust System Volume"

click the volume control to increase or decrease sound to the desired level

 

Transcripts

A text transcript is a text equivalent of audio information that includes spoken words and non-spoken sounds such as sound effects.

 

We hope this helps you use IdealDegrees effectively.

 

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