Web Accessibility Statement

General Information

In the development of the Michigan State University Wayfinding Web Site, we have worked towards adding a significant number of accessibility features. These features complement the use of assistive technologies and to help make the site usable to the broadest possible audience, everyone from those who use assistive technologies to those with a low end browser or computer.

For assistance with the content and function of this site, please use 'Contact Information' link at the very bottom of every page. We also provide a link back to this Accessibility page at the bottom of each page. Persons using assistive devices should contact the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities for assistive technology assistance.

Users of the JAWS screen reader: Please be aware that JAWS is designed to work best with Internet Explorer. If you are using JAWS but have selected to use another browser, JAWS may not be able to take advantage of the accessibility features provided within this application.

Users of the NVDA screen reader: NVDA recommends using the latest versions of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. If you are using NVDA but have selected to use another browser, NVDA may not be able to take advantage of the accessibility features provided within this application.

Note: Once you navigate outside of this site these accessibility features might not necessarily be implemented


Access Keys

Most web browsers support linking to specific pages by typing named access keys:

  • Windows users
    • Chrome & Opera: Press ALT + an access key.
    • Internet Explorer: Press ALT + an access key + ENTER
    • Mozilla Firefox: Press ALT + SHIFT + an access key.
  • Mac users
    • Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera: Press CONTROL + ALT  + an access key.

All pages on this site use the following access keys for common tasks:

  • 0 - Site Accessibility
  • 1 - About (Home Page)
  • 7 - Privacy Policy
  • 9 - Contact Information

Visual Design

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets to control all of the presentation. Turning off the style sheet will affect the visual presentation and may affect the functionality of the site for some users.

Changing Text Sizes

This site CSS uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers. If you need to change the text size in your web browser, we have the following tutorials:


Images used in this site include a descriptive 'ALT' attribute. Those images which are purely decorative or used for layout include a null 'ALT' attribute.


  • Screen reader table functions within screen readers may be used on this site. The tables are properly coded to take advantage these functions. Example: Using JAWS in Internet Explorer, use Control - ALT - Right Arrow to properly read a table with table headers.
  • Tables used in this site include 'SUMMARY' attributes to describe the table in greater detail.

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