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Accessibility Features

The web version of this module has been designed with accessibility in mind by following the guidelines detailed in this Accessibility Checklist. It incorporates the following features:

  • It has been optimized for people who use screen-reader technology.
    • all content can be navigated using a keyboard
    • links, headings, and tables use proper markup
    • all images and figures have text descriptions
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The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. This website follows accessibility guidelines for WCAG 2.0, Level AA.


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