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Web Accessibility

Website Accessibility Policy

Farmingdale State College is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. Farmingdale seeks to make sure the website conforms to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Accessibility of Information Communication Technology Policy NYS-P08-005. New and updated web content on https://www.farmingdale.edu/ follows the W3C WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA. Any issues should be reported to accessibility@farmingdale.edu.

Content Management System

Farmingdale State College uses OU Campus as its Content Management System to manage the website.  In order to make it easier for Content Contributors to create accessible pages, the college provides web templates through OU Campus that meet many standard accessibility requirements. Content Contributors need to do their part by making sure that the content they add to those templates conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Conformance Level AA guidelines by checking for “W3C validation” and “Web Accessibility” before publishing content.

WCAG 2.0 AA Guidelines Enforced on Our Website

Content Contributors are responsible for implementing the following guidelines:

Proper Heading Structure
Add Alt Descriptions to Images
Use Descriptive Links
Upload Accessible Word and PDF documents

Farmingdale State College conducts daily web audits to the Website to ensure that the above guidelines are continuously followed.

Keyboard Navigation

Farmingdale State College's Website has been programmed to be keyboard accessible by using the Tab, Shift+Tab and Enter keys to navigate through content. Skip navigation to different areas has been added to facilitate navigation to keyboard users:

  1. Go to Main Content
  2. Go to Secondary Navigation
  3. Go to Search
  4. Skip to Main Content
  5. Go to Footer Navigation

Firefox Users

Windows and Macintosh:
In order to navigate the top menu bar using the arrow keys, the setting "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages" must be enabled. To change this setting open the menu, select "Options", navigate to the "Browsing" section at the bottom of the options page, and finally enable the option called "Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages".

In order to navigate the website using the Tab key, the setting "Full Keyboard Access" must be changed to "All controls" in System Preferences. To change this setting open the Apple menu on the top menu bar, select "System Preferences" from the dropdown menu, select the "Keyboard" section, select the "Shortcut" tab, and finally change the "Full Keyboard Access" option to "All controls".

How to Increase or Decrease Browser Font Size

Windows Users:
Internet Explorer:
View > Text Size > Select Size

Macintosh Users:
Internet Explorer:
View > Text Zoom > Select Size

Keyboard Shortcuts

Pressing the buttons listed together at the same time also changes font sizes. "Cmd" is the Command key on the Macintosh keyboard. "Ctrl" is the Control key. The plus sign (+) means the two keys around it must be pressed at the same time.

Decrease Font: Ctrl+- (minus sign)
Increase Font: Ctrl++(plus sign)

Decrease Font: Cmd+- (minus sign)
Increase Font: Cmd++(plus sign)

Related Links

Visit Accessibility Page  
Visit Policies Page