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Accessibility Statement

Access Keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. The following access keys are available throughout DrewBarnard.com:

  • Accesskey N » Skip to Main Navigation
  • Accesskey S » Skip to Content
  • Accesskey 1 » Home
  • Accesskey 2 » Blog
  • Accesskey 3 » Sitemap
  • Accesskey 4 » Search
  • Accesskey 9 » Contact
  • Accesskey 0 » Accessibility Statement
  • Accesskey P » Photos
  • Accesskey A » Audio
  • Accesskey D » Daily Addison
  • Accesskey H » Hiking & Camping
  • Accesskey W » 50 Ways

The procedure for accesskeys varies depending on which web browser you view the site with. The following list shows the accesskey combinations for a range of popular web browsers:

  • Windows » Firefox » SHIFT + ALT + Accesskey
  • Windows » Internet Explorer » ALT + Accesskey (to focus the link) + ENTER
  • OS X » Firefox » SHIFT + CONTROL + Accesskey
  • OS X » Safari » CONTROL + Accesskey

Standards compliance

All pages comply with priority 1 guidelines of the W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.

All pages validate as XHTML 1 Transitional. They use structured semantic markup. For example, on the home page H2 tags are used for blog post titles. In particular, this enables JAWS users to skip to the next post using ALT+INSERT+2.

Features

  • All images have text alternates (ALT attributes)
  • Pages are designed to be fully functional, even with javascript turned off
  • The site can be navigated without the use of a mouse through the use of accesskeys (see above)
  • All pages are designed with separate cascading style sheets which can be replaced by user-defined style sheets

Links

Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).

Whenever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list, separately from the page. To aid this, link text is never duplicated; two links with the same link text always point to the same address.

There are no javascript: pseudo-links. All links can be followed in any browser, even if scripting is turned off.

Visual design

This site use cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

The layout is completely liquid, simply filling its viewport (window). It happily accommodates resizing text and, as relative units have been used, text can even be re-sized in Internet Explorer for Windows.

More Help With Accessibility

Much of this was adapted from Mark Pilgrim's Dive Into Mark. Mark also wrote Dive Into Accessibility, an excellent resource explaining all the issues dealt with on this page.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy and mine have equal importance. In light of this fact, I will respect yours as if it were my own. I do collect certain information when you visit - your internet protocol or "IP" address, for instance, and your other contact information, as well, if you decide to contact me - but all of it, every character of text, every number, every byte of data, it all stays with me. I do not, and will not, and morally cannot, sell, lease, rent, gift, or in any way share your personal information. Period.

Copyright Information

My website's structure and mark-up, its scripting, its styles and associated elements, plus the written content, and images are copyrighted. I have decided to reserve my rights on these works. Should you find yourself in need of an image or some written content on the site, please get in touch with me by way of my Contact page, and tell me about your needs. I'll see what I can do.

Site Disclaimer

Most of the stuff on this site is either fiction or the warped opinions of Drew Barnard. Okay? Got it? Now read on: The characters and events depicted on this site are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is unintentional, really unfortunate and purely coincidental. This site is for entertainment purposes only. When using this product do not take more than directed. Do not eat. This site is sold "as is". All features, functionality, and other product specifications, as well as the information contained in the user's guide are based upon the latest available information and are believe to be accurate at the time of printing. Not compatible with electric baseboard heat or heat pumps. Under no circumstances will the site or author be liable to the reader for any incidental or consequential damages including, but not limited to, damages for loss of property, loss of time, loss of income and profits, inconvenience or commercial loss. Stop use if an allergic reaction (itchy rash, nervousness, dizziness, sleepiness, shortness of breath, unexplained swelling, loss of vision, death) occurs. Do not use this product if you have trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland. All features, services, prices, offers, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice and without any logical reason. All implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration period of the limited warranty. Keep out of reach of children. In case of eye contact flush with water for 15-20 minutes. Do not reuse empty container. This website does not supply fresh water. Store this product in a cool, dry place. Do not install backwards, charge or put in fire - may explode or leak causing injury. Not recommended for use by persons with heart conditions or chronic respiratory problems such as asthma, emphysema or obstructive lung disease.

And don't believe everything you read. Including this.

Bugs

My site has been fully tested with most current web browsers, but gremlins always manage to sneak in and cause trouble. If you spot any bugs or glitches, contact me and i'll do my best to squish 'em. If you include your mailing address I will send you some goodies as a reward.