We have implemented a number of features to make this website easy to use, especially for users with disabilities. The following features improve navigation for text only browsers, screen reader users, and users of keyboard navigation.
This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser supports it, style sheets can be disabled or over-ridden to customize the appearance of the website, to your preference.
We appreciate that not all people using our sites can use a mouse; we will ensure that all of our websites can be browsed in a logical manner using the Tab button. Pressing the 'Tab' key while on a web page will select the next link on the page. You can press 'Tab' repeatedly to get to the chosen link. The selected link is indicated by the dotted border around the link. Once your chosen link is selected, you can trigger it by pressing the 'Enter' key on your keyboard. You can move backwards through links by pressing 'Shift' + 'Tab' together.
Below are some instructions of how to resize the fonts of the site through different browsers.
Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7
Labels are used to assist access to form fields. All forms follow a logical tab sequence.
We have worked hard to ensure that our links are meaningful, and some links are explained in greater detail by using a title attribute, visible when hovering over the link.
Flash may be used on the site to enhance the experience of the user. An effort will be made to make sure that if a user does not have the correct plug-in for Flash elements, it does not detract from the user accessing the core content of the website.
This website is built to XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2.0 standards. To ensure code quality and that standards are maintained we are committed to checking this on a regular basis.
This website will function and look as intended in browsers that support these standards. The most common of these are:
If you do not have one of these browsers installed or are unable to upgrade, you may find the website easier to use by disabling CSS altogether - please see your browser's help documentation for further information.
We will continue to make improvements in www.firststudentinc.com, but First Student Inc. is not responsible for the accessibility of any other websites which this site may link to. If you have any questions about our continuing efforts to make web-based information accessible to all users, or wish to report an accessibility problem on any of our pages, please contact us.