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Commercial Use

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Accessibility Statement

While the accessibility statement below fully applies to this website, it also applies (in whole or in part) to the websites developed by 3AM Productions.

Access Keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press CTRL + an access key. However, at present there is no way to keep site-defined accesskeys from conflicting with a user's macros or with the browser itself. It is for this reason that we do not use accesskeys. They are a good idea, but at the moment they are simply not practical. For more information, see why Dave Shea does not use accesskeys.

Standards Compliance

All pages on this site conform to the following guidelines. However, compliance with these guidelines is a judgment call; many accessibility features can be measured, but many can not. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.

All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3.

In addition to semantic markup, this site makes extensive use of microformats to allow for advanced information retrieval, extraction, and indexing.

This website is compliant with many other standards as well, including XHTML and CSS.

Navigation Aids

  1. All pages have REL=previous, next, up, and home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Netscape 6 and Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by selecting the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).
  2. Located on this page, you can also find a sitemap that shows the structure of this website. It is displayed as a nested list portraying the logical breakdown and nesting of the pages in this site.


  1. 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).
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.


  1. All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
  2. Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.

Visual Design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Online Services & Tools

  1. WebXACT, a free service to analyze web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines.
  2. CynthiaSays, a free web content accessibility validation designed to identify errors in content related to Section 508 standards and/or the WCAG guidelines
  3. Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  4. Lynx Viewer, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.