ADA Compliant Accessibility
SMDRA is committed to providing an accessible website. If you have difficulty accessing content, have difficulty viewing a file on the website, or notice any accessibility problems, please contact SMDRA to specify the nature of the accessibility issue and any assistive technology you use. SMDRA will strive to provide the content you need in the format you require.
SMDRA welcomes your suggestions and comments about improving ongoing efforts to increase the accessibility of this website.
Web Accessibility Help
There are actions you can take to adjust your web browser to make your web experience more accessible.
I am blind or can’t see very well
If you have trouble seeing web pages, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips(link is external) for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience.
- Use your computer to read web pages out loud(link is external)
- Use the keyboard to navigate screens(link is external)
- Increase text size(link is external)
- Magnify your screen(link is external)
- Change background and text colors(link is external)
- Make your mouse pointer more visible(link is external) (Windows only)
I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use
I am deaf or hard of hearing
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.
A text transcript is a text equivalent of audio information that includes spoken words and non-spoken sounds such as sound effects. NAR is working on adding transcripts to all scripted video and audio content.
A caption is transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized with the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally rendered visually by being superimposed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio (e.g., when in a crowded room). Most of NAR’s video content includes captions. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.(link is external)
Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.