Our goal is to make the information on our website easy to use for all visitors. It was developed in compliance with California government code and designed to meet conformance level “A”of the World Wide Web consortium Web Accessibility initiative (www.w3c.org/wai). If you have difficulty opening any material on this website, please email info@scilsgroup.org.

Adobe PDF documents

This web site contains links to PDF documents that require a current version of Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download it free at www.adobe.com. If you are using a screen reader, you may find it will not read some PDF documents. Adobe also provides a web site that converts non-accessible PDF files for use with a screen reader and the tool can be added to your computer as a “plug-in.” See http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html

Tech Tips

We want to provide a comfortable web experience for all visitors. Below find a list of technology solutions that make our website easier to use. http://webtools.ca.gov/web-accessibility-2/ for additional information about web accessibility.

“Skip to”– appears at the top of each page. It allows the user to jump to the content area, accessibility page or footer, and skip the navigation and other header elements, which repeat on every page.

Navigation – located just below the title banner, uses lists <li> for navigation items. Lists make it easier for screen readers to read lists and allow users to use a tab key to move from link to link.

Images with alternative text – photos or images also have alternative text (Alt tag). Alt tags provide written descriptions of images for screen readers, visible when the mouse is placed on the image.

Fluid sizing display – Width of our pages adapts to width of your browser. Our website is viewed best at 800 x 600 pixels or more.

Accessible via mouse or keyboard – Use a mouse or keyboard to navigate through information. Tab key will move cursor from link to link.

Font size – with most browsers you change font size by following the steps below:
Open your browser – click View button from top menu bar – click Text Size – select your option. If your browser is different, check Help menu. Newer versions have a magnifying tool that zooms. Look for a tool with a “+” character, typically located at the bottom of your browser, on the right, or at the top, below standard menu tools, on the right.

Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973

We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible in accordance with Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act. It requires federal agencies and organizations receiving federal financial assistance to provide meaningful access to their programs and activities by persons with disabilities. The law prohibits federal agencies from discriminating against persons with disabilities.

Section 508 Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires federal agencies to make information technology they use, develop, or procure accessible to individuals with disabilities. It provides requirements that agencies must use to ensure individuals with disabilities have meaningful access to this electronic and information technology.

Links outside our website

Links will open in the same window, allowing you to return to SCILS Group using your browser’s back button. Note: SCILS Group is not responsible for accessibility of external websites or external documents linked to our website. Please report website accessibility problems to info@scilsgroup.org