Accessibility


Web Accessibility Statement


The Jordanian Psychological Association is committed to ensuring that our Web site is accessible to the widest possible audiences, including those with visual, hearing, motor or cognitive disabilities. This statement outlines our ongoing approach to making JPAJO Web site accessible to all user groups, including ways in which text and color adjustments can be made and what to do if you have feedback or questions.

JPAJO Web site is developed with the standards set forth in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI). JPAJO Web sites conform to the WCAG Priority 2 level, which removes significant barriers to accessing Web pages and documents.

Our current accessibility features include:

  • Alternative (alt) text detail for appropriate images and other non-text elements.
  • Title attributes for additional information about links and indication of new browser windows.
  • Association of forms with labels.
  • PDF files being created with accessibility features enabled.
  • Sufficiently contrasting colors to satisfy screen readers.
  • Non-flickering imagery and screens.
  • Contact information available on every screen.
  • Links with title attributes or descriptive targets, written to make sense out of context.

The JPAJO Web sites are designed for optimal viewing in both Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) and Mozilla Firefox. Both IE and Firefox provide features to make Web content more accessible, including changing font sizes and screen colors for greater accessibility.

Changing Font Sizes

Internet Explorer provides a straightforward way to increase font size via style sheets. To do so, open IE, select Tools from the menu bar, and then select Internet Options. Next select Accessibility and check Ignore font sizes specified on WebPages. Click OK, and then close the Internet Options window. Select View from the menu bar, choose Text Size and select from Smallest to Largest.

The following keyboard shortcuts control text size:

  • Press Ctrl + + (plus sign) to increase the text size.
  • Press Ctrl + - (minus sign) to decrease the text size.
  • Press Ctrl + 0 (zero) to reset the text size to the webpage's default size.

Mozilla Firefox allows you to temporarily change the size of text on any webpage in the View > Zoom menu, with Zoom Text Only enabled.

The following keyboard shortcuts control text size:

  • Press Ctrl + + (plus sign) to increase the text size.
  • Press Ctrl + - (minus sign) to decrease the text size.
  • Press Ctrl + 0 (zero) to reset the text size to the webpage's default size.

Changing Screen Colors

Internet Explorer allows for screen colors to be changed allowing for greater visual contrast. Follow these steps to choose the fonts and screen colors that will be used for Web sites that do not specify those settings.

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  • To change the font, click the General tab, and then click Fonts.
  • Specify the fonts you want to use, and then click OK.
  • To change the colors used, click the General tab, and then click Colors.
  • Clear the Use Windows colors check box, and then select the colors you want to use. When you are finished selecting colors, click OK.

If you want to have the fonts and colors you specify in Internet Explorer be used for all Web sites, regardless of the fonts that have been set by the Web site designer, follow these steps:

  • Open Internet Explorer.
  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
  • Click the General tab, and then click Accessibility.
  • Check all three boxes under Formatting: Ignore colors specified on WebPages, Ignore font styles specified on WebPages and Ignore font sizes specified on WebPages check boxes, then click OK.

Mozilla Firefox allows you to set your default colors by going to Tools > Options, selecting the Content panel, and clicking the Colors button in the Fonts & Colors section. You can set default text and background colors, as well as default colors for visited and unvisited hyperlinks. You can also specify whether hyperlinks should be underlined. IF your choices have no effect, you may override the colors defined by WebPages by unchecking the option to allow pages to choose their own colors instead of my selections above.

As the JPAJO continues to improve the accessibility of our Web sites, we will reflect any changes in this accessibility statement to communicate our progress.

We value your opinions. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding the accessibility of the site, please contact us.