We are committed to providing an accessible website. While you can find several resources online about website accessible, a widely agreed-upon standard is useful for ensuring accessibility; this standard has been established in conjunction the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), an international standard developed by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). WAI is a project by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which is the main international standards organization for the web. It provides technical specifications, guidelines, techniques, and supporting resources for accessibility. The WCAG is regularly updated, and the latest edition is WCAG 2.1. At RDRE we are committed meeting and maintaining web accessibility standards as we constantly strive to provide accessible website(s).
If you have difficulty accessing content, have difficulty viewing a file on the website, or notice any accessibility problems, please Contact Us to specify the nature of the accessibility issue and any assistive technology you use. We will strive to provide the content you need in the format you require. We welcome your suggestions and comments about improving ongoing efforts to increase the accessibility of this website.
Web Accessibility Help
Please note the following links, resources and actions you can take to adjust your web browser to make your web experience more accessible.
If you have Difficulty Seeing and Reading Websites
If you have Difficulty Hearing Audio
If you have Difficulty Typing and Using Your Keyboard
If you have Difficulty Using the Mouse
If you have any of the previously stated difficulties, the W3C (Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C) or (https://www.w3.org/WAI/users/browsing) has many tips for optimizing your computer, device and web browser to improve your online experience.
As an alternative resource, if you have trouble seeing, hearing, using the keyboard or mouse, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips (link is external) for optimizing your computer and web browser to improve your online experience.
- Use your computer to read web pages out loud (link is external)
- Use the keyboard to navigate screens (link is external)
- Increase text size (link is external)
- Magnify your screen (link is external)
- Change background and text colors (link is external)
- Make your mouse pointer more visible (link is external) (Windows only)
If you find a keyboard or mouse difficult to use, speech recognition software such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking (link is external) or your operating system speech recognition software may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.
Transcripts: A text transcript is a text equivalent of audio information that includes spoken words and non-spoken sounds such as sound effects. We are working on adding transcripts to all scripted video and audio content.
Captioning: A caption is transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally rendered visually by being superimposed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio (e.g., when in a crowded room). Most of our video content includes captions. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube. (link is external)
Volume controls: Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. 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.
If you require additional information, or further assistance, please feel free to Contact Us and specify the nature of the accessibility issue and any assistive technology you use. We will endeavor to provide the content you need in the format you require.