The Parsippany Troy-Hills Public Library System is committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please use our contact form, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.
- We strived to make all pages on this site follow U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
- We strived to make all pages on this site follow priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
- All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H tags are used for main titles and for subtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3. Opera users can skip sections by using "S" and "W" to cycle forwards and backwards respectively through headings.
Web pages on www.parsippanylibrary.org include 4 different areas:
- A header bar that includes the main navigation,
- A "side bar",
- A main content area,
- A footer.
When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), the 4 areas are read in the above order.
This site uses the accesskey attribute. Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.
Access Keys defined on this site are as follows:
- Top Menu
- Home = A
- About The Library = B
- Our Branches = C
- Friends of the Library = D
- Sidebar Menu
- New & Popular Books = F
- Calendar of Events = G
- Links to Catalog = H
- Research Tools = I
- Userful Websites = J
- Overdrive / Net Library = K
- Business = L
- Teen = M
- Kids = N
- Seniors = O
- Technolog = P
- Book Information = Q
- Footer Menu
- Accessibility Statement = R
- Privacy Statement = S
- Site Map= T
Note: Internet Explorer requires you to press ALT + an access key + Enter to access linked documents.
- Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable alt attributes.
- Content should be usable/accessible with images "off" (disabled).
- The main navigation bar on this site uses an Image Replacement technique that makes the links accessible to non-visual browsers.
- Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
- Links are written to make sense out of context.
- URLs are permanent whenever possible.
- All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labeled.
- We provide an email address as an alternative form of access for our online forms.
- Forms on this site can be accessed through an access key.
- Form validation routine does not rely on client-side script.
- We are using non obtrusive client-side scripts.
Pop up Windows
- Browsers with Popup Blockers should be able to access these external documents.
- This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
- Any information conveyed through the use of color is also available without color (i.e. text based).
- W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
- W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
- U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
- Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.
- Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
- Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
- Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.