The topics addressed are complex and the language is necessarily
difficult. However, the authors have tried to keep the difficulties to a
Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test measurements for key pages are generally:
Ease: about 35
Level: about 13
These measurements mean that someone with the equivalent of one year of college
should be able to read the web site comfortably.
Accessibility by Those with a Physical Disability
For a person who can see but with difficulty, the Verdana 10pt
font has been used for the normal text because of its clarity. Most browsers
also permit the text on the web site to be enlarged
using the browser's "view" tools.
For someone who cannot read the text, each page will later be available as streaming audio by clicking the appropriate button.
This has not been done yet because of the frequent changes being made to the
Accessibility by Those who do not Speak English
citizens have enough English to read the web pages. For Spanish speaking citizens, the web
will later be available in Spanish. This has not been
done yet because of the frequent changes being made to the site.
Accessibility by Those who Do Not Read Easily
For someone who cannot read easily, it is intended that the content of the entire web site
will be downloadable and for storage on a CD, tape, or MP3 player format. This
has not been done yet because of the frequent changes being made to the site.
Accessibility by Those without High-resolution
The web pages are limited to a width of 750 pixels so that they
can readily be seen on older, smaller, inexpensive 800x600 pixel monitors—about
10-15 percent of U.S. Internet users. 800x600 pixels is often referred to as
SVGA or Super Video Graphics Array.
Fewer than 0.5 percent of users still have 640x480 pixel
monitors, the original VAG or Video Graphics Array standard. Many Internet
web pages are now designed for 1024x768 pixels, the EVGA or Extended Video
Graphics Array standard, which is available on over
60 percent of
monitors today, but this site attempts to make itself available to a higher
proportion of the People.
Accessibility by Those without Internet Access
A copy of the web site may later be available in hard copy. This
has not been done yet because of the frequent changes being made to the site. In
the interim, if you have a friend with an Internet access, they can print out specific pages