The DigitalCommons@CalPoly is committed to making digital content accessible to individuals with disabilities. The below information provides details related to the ADA standards compliance and accessibility features of this site. If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility questions about DigitalCommons@CalPoly website, we would like to hear from you. Contact us by email at or by phone at 805.756.2305.
- All static pages follow U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
- All static pages follow priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
- All static pages validate as HTML 4.01 Transitional.
- All static pages on this site use structured semantic markup.
H2tags are used for main titles,
H4tags for subtitles.
Web pages on DigitalCommons@CalPoly include 4 different areas:
- A header bar that includes the main navigation,
- A main content area,
- A side bar,
- 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.
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.
All pages on this site define the following access keys:
- Access key 1
- DigitalCommons@CalPoly Home page
- Access key 2
- The Berkeley Electronic Press Home Page
- Access key 3
- My Account
- Access key 4
- Access key 0
- Accessibility Statement
- Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable
- 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 are using non obtrusive client-side scripts.
Pop up Windows
- In visual browsers, the title attribute of links to external resources says "opens in new window".
- 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.
- U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.