Accessibility Statement

Thomas Scientific, LLC has taken steps to make our website primarily compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Though some of the compliance found in WCAG conforms with 508 Compliance, some of our pages may not be 508 Compliant.

This web site has been developed using web standards and accessibility to allow for people of all abilities and disabilities to browse its content. Below are instructions on how to navigate and manipulate the content of this site.

Navigating Headings

Most assistive technologies and some browsers facilitate navigation by headings.

  • Common screen readers provide functionality to jump to the next heading, for example:
    • H moves to the next heading
    • 1 goes to the next level 1 heading
    • 2 goes to the next level 2 heading
    • INSERT+F6 provides a list of headings, which can be sorted in tab order or in alphabetical order
  • In the latest version of the voicing browser Home Page Reader:
    • H moves to the next heading
    • Alt+1 sets Headings Reading Mode, then the down arrow key moves to the next heading and the up arrow key moves to the previous heading
  • In the browser Opera:
    • S moves to the next heading
    • W move to the previous heading

Navigating with Access Keys

Access Keys are a means for people to jump immediately to a specific part of an HTML page by pressing ALT+SHIFT (PC) or CTRL (Mac), followed by the appropriate key on the keyboard, as defined by you via an accesskey parameter. Below is a list of access keys that are available for this web site.

  • Accessibility Help Page – Access Key (0)
  • Skip to Main Content – Access key (S)
  • Skip to Main Navigation – Access key (M)
  • Skip to Secondary Navigation – Access key (N)
  • Skip to Top of Page – Access key (T)
  • Home Page Link – Access Key (1)
  • Top Navigation Links – Access keys (2-9)
  • Shopping Cart – Access key (Y)
  • Checkout – Access key (Z)
  • My Account – Access key (A)

How to Change Text Sizes

This site allows you, the end user, to control the text size of the content on the page. However, some browsers provide more user controls than others. We recommend updating your browser software to the latest version to allow for the greatest amount of user control. Below is a guide to help you control the text size settings from your browser.

BrowserMenu NavigationMAC OS X Shortcut Keys (Increase / Decrease / Normal)Windows (XP/VISTA) Shortcut Keys (Increase / Decrease / Normal)
Internet ExplorerView > Text Size > [select size]
(Default: Medium)
-CTRL + / CTRL - / CTRL 0
FirefoxView > Text Size > Increase / DecreaseCOMMAND + / COMMAND - / COMMAND 0CTRL + / CTRL - / CTRL 0
OperaView > Zoom > [select size]+ / - / *+ / - / *
SafariView > Make Text [Bigger / Smaller / Normal Size]COMMAND + / COMMAND - / COMMAND 0-

If you find that a part of our site does not or may not conform to Level AA of the WCAG, please let us know so that we can address the matter.

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