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Accessibility Statement

Standards Compliance

• All static pages follow U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.

• All static pages follow priorities 1,2 & 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

• All static pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

All static pages validate as CSS level 2.

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site.

Windows users

• Internet Explorer: Press ALT + 1 + Enter.  Then tab thru menu.

Structural Markup

Web pages on Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County  include 3 different areas:

• A header that includes a banner, and the main navigation,

• A main content area.

• A footer.

• Access keys

• FireFox: Press ALT + Shift + 1.  Then tab thru menu

Macintosh users

• Safari & Netscape: Press Control + 1.

• Opera: Please refer to Opera’s documentation to learn about activating Access Keys.

All pages on this site define the following access keys:

Access key 1

Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County  Home page


• 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 are using non obtrusive client-side scripts.

• Content of this web site is usable without JavaScript support.

Visual design

• 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).

Accessibility references

W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.

U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.

Accessibility Aids: Plug-ins and File Viewer

Adobe Reader

• Use Adobe Acrobat to read Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

Download Adobe Reader

Microsoft Word

• Microsoft offers Word file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS- Word or have another version of MS-Word to open and view MS-Word files.

Download Word file Viewer

Microsoft Excel

• Microsoft offers Excel file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS-Excel or have another version of MS-Excel to view MS-Excel files.

Download Excel file viewer

Microsoft PowerPoint

• Microsoft offers PowerPoint file viewer and converter programs to enable those who do not have MS-PowerPoint or have another version of MS-PowerPoint to view MS-PowerPoint files

Download PowerPoint file viewer

“Unzip” Utility

• Some large documents on this site may be compressed using a utility called WinZip. These files may be uncompressed using one of the utilities available for download. Since there are many options, this link takes you to a list of possible viewers at

View list of zip utilities

What to do if you have trouble

•If you have a problem viewing any material on this site, or if you have questions about our accessibility policy, please contact us by email at

If your problem is a broken link, a link that goes to the wrong page, or other technical problems, please tell us where it is and what happened.