We are dedicated to providing access to all individuals, with or without disabilities looking for information on our website, and we try hard to make the Core Design + Build for the Homeless website universally accessible. Below, you will find some suggestions to assist you in making your browsing experience more accessible.
If you have difficulty seeing website pages, the US Social Security Administration suggests these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to enhance your online experience.
Voice Recognition Controls
If you are looking for keyboard and mouse substitutes, Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition software allows a user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are some accessibility features available to you.
If you are visually impaired website reading software like ChromeVox or can help read the website content to you. Website reading software like ChromeVox, which is an add-on extension to the Chrome website browser, can help. There are also other website readers that work with a computers operating system (OS) that provide more universal coverage outside of website browsing.
Closed captioning offers a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is matched with the video and audio tracks. Captions are commonly visually presented over the video, which benefits individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and anyone who cannot hear the audio because of loud environments. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.
Most computers, tablets, or mobile device have volume control features, and each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.
Many documents on our web pages are in ASCII or HTML format, which are accessible to people who use screen reading software and to those with other vision or mobility impairments. Generally, we use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to create pages and documents that are accessible to those users.
Our website also contains many Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. We use this method when documents are not available in digital form, are too large or difficult to produce in HTML, or are publications where the format is critical to the usability of the document. Adobe Systems, Inc. is developing products designed to make PDF documents more accessible. Adobe’s accessibility web pages describe their efforts.
If the recommendations above do not meet your needs, or if you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding the accessibility of any particular web page on this website, please contact us at 410.357.1180 so that we can address the matter. We take your feedback seriously and will consider it as we evaluate ways to accommodate all of our website visitors.