About this Website
Welcome to the new AUCD website!
AUCD is pleased to unveil its completely restructured and redesigned website. New features include:
- An introduction to AUCD for new visitors and member program staff called AUCD: A Guided Tour
- Member Spotlight: A new feature that highlights members of the AUCD Network
- Special features like an acronym dictionary, improved events listings, and tips for using the AUCD brand to promote your organization as a university center for excellence in developmental disabilities
- Reintroduction of the Health & Disability Digest, an online publication highlighting the latest news about the AUCD-NCBDDD Cooperative Agreement
- And much more!
We hope you find AUCD's information more accessible and the content useful. Tell us what you think by taking our Visitor Survey. We want to keep improving both the substance and layout of the information we provide to you.
AUCD is committed to making all of our Internet documents accessible to everyone. To achieve that goal, AUCD.org has been built to meet or exceed the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (as amended).
As this is an ongoing project, we will continue to evaluate and repair any issues pertaining to website accessibility guidelines which are brought to our attention by users.
Many documents on our web pages are in ASCII or HTML format, accessible to people who use screen reading software and to those with vision or mobility impairments. Generally, we use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to create pages and documents that are accessible to that segment of our customer base. In creating HTML documents, we follow Section 508 standards.
Currently, our website also contains documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Right now, many people who use screen reading devices cannot read them. To solve that problem, we will be converting as many PDF documents as possible to HTML or ASCII format in the next three to six months.
If you have a problem accessing content or are having difficulty viewing any file on our website due to accessibility issues, please contact us by email or phone at 301-588-8252. When you contact us, please provide
- The URL (web address) of the material you tried to access
- The problem you experienced
- Your contact information
This will help us to address the issue more quickly.
If you would like a large print version of any AUCD created document that has been posted on this website, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Section 508 guidelines, please see: www.section508.gov.
For information about website accessibility guidelines
please see the W3C website.
To learn more about website accessibility and usability you can visit UsableNet.