Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

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File Type Icons Used on our Website

Throughout this site, icons are used to indicate the type of file being linked to. Below is a key to all the icons used on this site.

Icon File Type
PDF: Adobe PDF
Audio: Audio
WWW: External Website - Note: These may open in a new tab or window, depending on the context used.
XLS: Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
PPT: Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
DOC: Microsoft Word Document
Video: Video


WWW Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that all Federal agencies' website content, along with the website content of those organizations they sponsor, be accessible to those with disabilities.

We follow WWW Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) formulated by the WWW World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which are universally accepted standard for website accessibility. Websites are considered to have earned one of three ratings, "A", "AA" or "AAA," "AAA" being the most stringent.

All web pages at have achieved the following:

  • Validated Section 508 Standards
  • Compliance with WCAG 2.0 detailed at WWW
  • Met "AA" level of the above guidelines
    Level Double-A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
  • Found accesibility error free by WAVE Accessibility Validator
  • Web content creation and delivery relies on the following technologies : XHTML (1.0 Transitional), ASP, ColdFusion, CSS, PNG, PDF, Flash, MySQL, and JavaScript

Accessibility Resources

The following links may provide some further information about Web site accessibility that you will find helpful.

  • WWW My web my way - Explains many ways you can change your computer and browser settings to make the web more accessible
  • WWW Browsealoud - Speech output program

Web Standards

W3C has also developed web standards, for various Web programming and markup languages. The Web standards help ensure Web pages display and work the same for everyone. All Web pages at complies with these standards as explained below.

  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional - Passed by W3C Markup Validation Service
    Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - Passed by W3C CSS Validation Service
    Valid CSS!

If you experience any accessibility issues on this site, or have other concerns or comments about accessibility or usability issues, please contact the webmaster or the lead programmer for the site.

Links on this site are verified monthly. This page content was last updated on 03/15/2013 AML

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email:

The ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P120002 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

  • FPG Child Development Institute
  • OSEP's TA&D Network:IDEAs that Work