Old Town Model Railroad Depot is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. To meet this commitment, we do our best to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These are guidelines designed to make Web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Confirming with to these guidelines helps to provide a site that is more universally acceptable.
Old Town Model Railroad Depot aims to provide a positive experience for all visitors to our physical museum and our website. On the website, we make efforts to provide:
- Alternative text for images to allow screen reader users and those with vision impairments to identify and make sense of useful images.
- Form labels and controls that are associated with the relevant prompt.
- Content that can be magnified using standard browser controls. Auditory and visual CAPTCHA items to provide alternative ways to consume this information.
We welcome comments and or suggestions intended to improve the accessibility of our site. Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback will help us continue to improve our site as new tools become available.
The following may help to improve your experience on our website:
Adjusting Text Size
- On most browsers, try holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling the mouse wheel (if you have one), or hold down the Ctrl key and at the same time, push the – or + key.
- In Firefox and Internet Explorer, click the “View” menu, then select “Zoom” and then choose the whether you would like to increase the size (zoom in) or decrease the size (zoom out).
- In Google Chrome, click the customize button (spanner icon), then select the plus or minus buttons to zoom.
Adjusting Color Contrast
To change the color contrast on your entire computer:
- For Windows computers, click “Start”, then “Control Panel”. Select the “Accessibility Options” icon, select the “Display” tab and select the “Use High Contrast” check box. Select the “Settings” button to browse different color contrast options.
- For Apple Macs, select “System Preferences”, then “Universal Access”. Select the “Seeing” tab and adjust the “Display” section.
To change the color contrast of websites on your browser:
- In Internet Explorer, click “Tools”, then select “Internet options.” From within the “General” tab, click the “Colors” button. Deselect the “Use Windows colors” checkbox and change the color by selecting the color swatch. Then, select “Accessibility” within the “Internet options” window and select “Ignore colors specified on web pages.”
- In Firefox, click “Tools”, then select “Options.” From within the “Colors” tab, click the “Colors” button. Select the appropriate colors from the color swatch and un-tick the checkbox labeled “Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above” and click OK.