Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

We are committed to making our web site accessible to all our users. Our website has been updated so that it meets or exceeds the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Many of our web pages currently meet the Section 508 accessibility standards. Furthermore, we continue to work on making all web pages accessible to its users.

Free File Viewers:

Adobe Acrobat PDF File:
Many of the documents on the Workfoce Development Board of Western Missouri website are in HTML or ASCII formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in PDF Format. PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to read documents directly in PDF format unless they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Adobe Downloads site.

Word Files:
You can view publications in DOC format if you have Word version 6.0 or higher installed on your computer. Word documents can also be viewed with many other word processing software programs. Additionally, Microsoft offers a FREE Word file viewer that you can download listed above. Microsoft offers FREE viewers for all of their Office applications. Please visit the Microsoft Viewers page and download Microsoft Word Viewer.

Style Sheets:
Our website uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for page layout and text formatting. By using relative and adjustable font sizes, users are able to set the text size to better suit their needs.

Skip Links:
To make it easier for people with screen readers to jump to the content, one of the first lines that a screen reader sees is the option to jump to the main content or this page. This feature allows users to skip the navigation and redundant information or links.

Text Version of the page:
Additionally, we have provided a "Text version of this page" link on every page which will eliminate the navigation and logo images from the page view.