Website Accessibility Statement

Website Accessibility Statement

From the RESNA Website Committee

RESNA has made a conscious effort to make the website accessible to everyone. If you have problems accessing something on the website or have a suggestion for improving the website’s accessibility, please email

Standards Compliance

This website follows WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility guidelines. The site uses HTML 4.01 for structure and cascading style sheets (.css) for design. As such, the site should display in any standards compliant browser and should be accessible to different devices, such as screen readers and mobile devices.

Making the text larger or smaller

The RESNA website is designed to meet the needs of visitors who need text of different sizes in two ways:

  • The site uses a "fluid" design, so that the text flows to match the space of the browser's window. If you change the size of the browser window or the text, the content will, over a wide range, remain within the right and left margins of the window.
  • The content uses "relative sizing," so that you can use the browser’s controls or an assistive technology to change the font size (the exact method will depend on your browser or assistive technology). Headings will always be larger than paragraph text, so that the visual display will be clear.


The RESNA website includes images both to improve the appeal of the site and to convey information. The site also includes the information conveyed by the image in the alt-text or long description of the image, so that those who cannot access the images have the full benefit of the site.

Menu navigation

All menus on the RESNA site can be navigated using the mouse, keyboard, or touch screen. For efficiency, the site includes drop-down menus that are not currently keyboard accessible. Selecting the top level of the menu will take you to a page that provides links to each of the pages available via the drop-down menu.

Headings and Semantics

If your assistive technology allows you to navigate via headings, you will find the RESNA site supports that. Major sections are delineated by top level headers, with subsections marked by subheadings in logical progression.


Links have been written to provide context and information about what they link to. Links are represented by underlined text. Linked text will appear blue if you have not visited the page that the link takes you to and red for pages that you have visited.

Color schemes and contrast

The colours of the text have been selected to have a high contrast from the background to make it stand out clearly and be easy to read. All text in the site has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 between any text and its background.

Static text (i.e., text that you cannot interact with) is in a black font.

PDF (.pdf) documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) is sometimes used to preserve the content and formatting of publications and other items that were intended for distribution by hard copy (e.g., paper-based). If you cannot access or read a .pdf created by RESNA, please email us:

If you are using a screen reader to access the site, you may need Adobe Reader or some similar program to open and read the PDF files. If you have a screen reader, you may also need Access Adobe. You can download Adobe Reader and Access Adobe for free from Adobe’s website at

If you have any problems navigating the website, please report them to RESNA’s webmaster by filling out this form in the Contact Us Section. We appreciate your feedback.

Last updated: June 22, 2012