We are continuously working to improve the accessibility of content on our website. Below, youíll find a few recommendations to help make your browsing experience more accessible:
If you have trouble seeing web pages, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience.
|IF you want to...||THEN select|
|Move forward from link to link or to controls||Tab|
|Move backward from link to link or to controls||Shift + Tab|
|Navigate and select Radio Buttons||Arrow|
|Move from box to box||Tab|
|Open a List Box||ALT + Down arrow|
|Read the prior screen||CTRL + Page Up|
|Read the next screen||CTRL + Page Down|
|Go to the top of the page||CTRL + Home|
|Go to the bottom of the page||CTRL + End|
|Close the current window (in Internet Explorer)||CTRL + W|
|Refresh the screen||F5|
|Go back a page||ALT + Left Arrow|
|Go forward a page||ALT + Right Arrow|
|Navigate to & select the text in the address combo box||ALT + D|
If you are looking for mouse and keyboard alternatives, speech recognition software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking 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.
Closed captioning provides a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally visually displayed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio due to noisy environments. Most of our video content includes captions. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.
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 deviceís volume controls and your media playersí volume controls to optimize your listening experience.
If the recommendations above do not meet your needs, we invite you to contact us for assistance.