The Al-Anon Family Groups in Santa Barbara are committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and that everyone who seeks recovery will have equal access to it.
We believe the Al-Anon Santa Barbara District 8 web site (www.AlAnonSantaBarbara.info) conforms to the W3C’s “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0”, Level “A”.
Meeting Place Accessibility
Whenever possible, meeting sites that are wheelchair accessible are chosen. At the bottom of each meeting page, there is a statement as to whether or not the meeting is held in a wheelchair accessible venue.
Web Site Accessibility
- Simple and Consistent
Our web site uses simple information architecture with uniform navigation and reliable headings throughout. Content layout and graphical design are consistent on every page.
- "Skip to:" Links
The Skip to navigation 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.
- Main Site Navigation and Sub-Navigation
The main navigation, located just below the title banner, and sub-navigation, usually located at the left column of the page content area, uses lists. Lists make it easier for screen readers to literally read down the list without having to sort through unnecessary code. Lists also allow the users to use the tab key to move from link to link.
- Images with Alternative Text
Photographs and other relevant images on the site are accompanied by alternative text (the alt attribute of the Image <img /> tag). Alt tags provide a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers, and it is visible when the mouse is placed over the image. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image used to be.
- Style Sheets
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used for content layout and many graphical elements (color, font styles, custom titles and subtitles, etc.) Using CSS for styling keeps our HTML clean, streamlined, easier to maintain, and it downloads faster. Style sheets can be replaced by the user's own styles.
To turn CSS off, and access the content without any formatting, download and install the Firefox Web Developer toolbar or the Internet Explorer Developer toolbar. With these toolbars turning CSS on and off is just a click away, plus they offer many other helpful tools. If you use a different browser, do an Internet search for Accessibility for your particular browser.
- Access Keys
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that help you navigate the site.
- Use Alt+1 to access the Skip to Content link.
- Use Alt+2 to access the Skip to Footer link.
- Use Alt+3 to access the Skip to Accessibility Statement link (this page).
- Use Alt+4 to access the Web Site Policies link.
- Use Alt+5 to move to the top of the page.
- No Sound? No Images?
It may not be pretty, but all content is accessible without sound, color, scripts or graphics.
Links on this Site to Other Web Sites
Al-Anon Santa Barbara District 8 assumes no responsibility for the content or Accessibility of the external web sites or external documents linked to on this web site.
Web Browser Plug-ins
This is a list of web browser plug-ins that you will need to access all of the elements and assets in this site.
Some or all of the documents linked from this site are Adobe Portable Document Files or PDFs. To properly view and print these PDFs you should have the latest version of Adobe Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader) installed on your computer. Adobe Reader is available as a free download from the Adobe web site. Please click here to download Adobe Reader.
Accommodations and Requests
If you have problems with either the Accessibility of this web site or of a meeting venue, please contact the webmaster.