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Communities OnTheWeb sites strive to make your site accessible to all users, including those with disabilities that you might think make it impossible for them to access your site. With some work, you can make sure everyone can access your site's information.

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has created a set of recommendations known as the WCAG, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These Guidelines help to make web content more accessible to all users, with an emphasis on making content "accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these." (W3C WCAG 2.0)

Communities OnTheWeb sites make every effort to follow the WCAG Guidelines so that your site is accessible to as many people as possible.

Section 508 Compliance

In 1998, The U.S. Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act, requiring Federal agencies to make sure their electronic and information technologies were accessible to people with disabilities. Effectively, this made it a law for Federal agencies to follow a set of guidelines with the same goals as the W3C's WCAG. (

Communities OnTheWeb sites make every effort to make sure your site is Section 508 Compliant.

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