Site Accessibility

The National Dropout Prevention Centers are committed to ensuring that our content is accessible to the widest possible audience. In doing so, we are updating all of the pages and multimedia content on our site to comply with a set of universal design guidelines, to ensure that content found on our Web site is accessible to a broad range of users.

These guidelines are based on the emerging work and recommendations of:

  • Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
  • CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media
  • Trace Center
  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Clemson University Web Accessibility Workgroup

We are presently engaged in a site-wide update process, to improve the accessiblility of our sites' pages. As part of this process, we run our sites' pages through HTML and CSS validation programs to ensure they are Web standards compliant, check spelling, assess image load times, ensure alternative text tags are included throughout, proof HTML design, ensure hyperlinks are accurate and unbroken, check browser compatibility, and monitor other accessibility features.

As new pages are added to the site, they are developed using our new design, which has been validated to comply with all of these basic requirements. As we are able, we will update our site with new elements which provide even greater access to information and resources.

A note about links to other Web sites:

When selected, links to Web sites outside of the National Dropout Prevention Centers will "pop up" or appear in a new window. This design is intentional to ensure that, when following links to external resources, visitors do not lose their place in our site. To return to the National Dropout Prevention Centers Web site, simply close the additional window.

Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions about the accessibility of this Web site.