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Accessibility

My website — GaryWrites — is committed to providing you with an accessible website.

To the best of my ability, I’ve made this website accessible to individuals with disabilities by following the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. Section 508 was passed as law for government organizations with websites. However, I believe accessibility should be implemented on any website available in private or public domains.

If you have difficulty accessing content, viewing a file or image on my website, or notice any accessibility problems, email me about the specific issue and the assistive technology you use.

I will endeavor to provide the content you need in a format you require. I welcome suggestions you have about improving my ongoing efforts to increase the accessibility of this website.

Adjust Your Browser for a Better Online Experience

Blind or Cannot See Well

  • Magnify your screen
  • Increase the text size on your monitor
  • Use the keyboard to navigate screens
  • Turn on the computer function that will read webpages out loud
  • Enlarge your mouse pointer to make it more visible — Windows® only
  • Change background and text colors — Black text on white background is best

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Transcripts — A text transcript is a text equivalent of audio information including spoken words and non-spoken sounds such as sound effects.
  • Captioning — A caption is transcript for the audio track of a video presentation. It is synchronized with a video and audio track. Often, captions are rendered visually by being superimposed over a video, which benefits readers who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, and anyone who can’t hear the audio, like when you are in a crowded room.
    Learn how to turn captioning on and off by searching for YouTube® video on this subject.
  • Volume Controls — Your computer, tablet or any mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service also has its own volume controls. Try adjusting both device’s volume controls and media players’ volume controls to increase your listening experience.

Hard to Use a Keyboard or Mouse

You can use speech recognition software, such as Dragon® NaturallySpeaking, to help you navigate webpages and online services. This type of software allows readers’ of websites to move the focus on a webpage or application screen using voice controls. Note: This software may have to be purchased.

Load Adobe Acrobat® PDF Files

Many documents on my website are in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF format preserves a document’s layout and content. You can view and print PDF documents using the Adobe Acrobat Reader®, version 3.0 or higher.
Download a FREE version here.

Often, website readers using screen-reading devices are unable to read documents directly in PDF format. Sometimes, this means that the reader needs to download an accessibility plug-in, usually it is already installed on their system, and then you can download the Acrobat Reader.