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This web site is designed and coded with the goal of making it accessible to everyone. This page provides information on specific features that facilitate access.

Accessibility Standards

The design of this web site complies with the U.S. government Section 508 accessibility guidelines and the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Level 1, to ensure that websites are accessible to people with disabilities. A person with a visual impairment may access this site by using screen reader software to speak the text of the site.

Keyboard Accessibility

In most web browsers, it is possible to use the TAB key to select links on each page. Press the TAB key until your desired link has a rectangle around it, and then press ENTER to follow that link.

This site can be navigated solely through keyboard commands in order to improve access for those with difficulty using a mouse. Several shortcut keys have been defined to enable navigation within the pages of this site. To use these shortcut keys do the following:

Windows - Press your ALT key and the access key together to select the link, then press ENTER or RETURN
Macintosh - Hold down your CTRL key and then press the access key

The following shortcuts are available:

H: Homepage
P: MGRID Portal
C: Contact
A: Accessibility Features
S: Sitemap

Skip Links

Each page of this site begins with a link that enables you to skip past the navigation links directly to the content of the page. The link is only visible text-only access or a screen reader for the visually impaired. This may help reduce typing to select links within the page, and for those with speech-based browsers it can reduce the amount of repetitive text.


All graphics on this site are marked with text labels for access by screen readers. Images have alternative text called ALT, descriptions that can be read when images are not being displayed.


This site has been tested on both PC and Macintosh platforms on various versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox, Opera, Safari and AOL browsers.

Your Comments

The CREW is strongly committed to a principle of convenient access for everyone. We welcome your feedback to continue improving the accessibility of the CREW. Please Contact us with any suggestions.

Accessibility Resources

Section 508

Web site for Federal employees and the public to access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.


W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. Web site by the World Wide Web Consortium focusing on the pursuit of web accessibility through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.

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