Barrier-Free Planet -
Illustration and
Alternative-Text Label:


BarrierFreeChoices logo.Illustration:
A silhouette of a couple talking as they enjoy a cup of coffee in a tropical garden.

Animated "rolling text" caption says:

"Information ...
Inspiration ...
and Fellowship!

"Many people, many voices.
Each has a story to tell.
And someone is listening.

"Living with a 'Disability'
can present challenges.
Help is now available ...

"Right here you will find
Other People who Know,
who have 'been there' ...

"Empower Yourself!
Find Freedom! Explore our
Barrier-Free Planet!"

Illustration by the BFC Art Department.

Technical Data:
The "Rolling Text" concept (with the accompanying "alternate-text" labels and pop-up alternate-text windows such as you are reading now) has been developed over several years to provide an instant synopsis or summary of "what you will find here" clearly presented on each BarrierFreeChoices website's entry page to enable quick navigation by users of BFC's Information Service.

This "rolling text" presents the basic concept of a particular website in one place, with no need to scroll through long pages, which helps avoid confusion and makes it possible for almost anyone to quickly find what they really want in our system in a few seconds, rather than wandering in bewildered frustration.

Since some people who use BFC's service may have a visual impairment or physical disability (such as arthritis) which could present challenges in website navigation, we try to design our navigation process for ease of use, especially by those individuals with minimal skills in "surfing the 'net" to maximize accessibility for the widest variety of users.

SCREEN RESOLUTION:
BFC websites are designed for viewing at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. This minimizes the need for "side-to-side" scrolling by the majority of users. Those using higher screen resolution may notice blank spaces to both sides of your screen.

BROWSER COMPATIBILITY:
BFC websites are designed for use with Microsoft Internet Explorer, and are backwards-compatible for IE versions 5 through 7. Our sites are also regularly tested for compatibility with current and recent versions of Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and Opera.

FLASH TECHNOLOGY:
We do not use "flash" technology or "cascading menus" on our websites, as studies have shown these features have adverse effects on viewers with certain neurological disorders, and are also inaccessible to visually-impaired users of our Service who use text readers.

COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS:
We always welcome input from our users, although it may sometimes take several weeks to receive a reply. Please direct your comments to:
webmaster@barrierfreechoices.com


Illustration by the BFC Art Department.
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