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Accessibility Features of the RAC website

This website is designed and coded with the goal of making it accessible to everyone. However, the site does host selected content produced by other sources, such as multimedia and PDF files, that may not be fully accessible. This page provides information on specific features that facilitate access.

Using the Features of this Site

Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigation

Several shortcut keys have been defined to enable navigation within and between pages of this site. To use these shortcut keys hold down the ALT key (PC) or CONTROL key (Apple Macintosh) and then one of the keys in the list below.

In some browsers you may have to press enter to confirm your choice.

The following shortcuts are available:

Key Destination Description
V accessibility features and link to VPAT
B skip to the body (content) portion of the page
S search options
H home page
A about RAC
C contact page
D disclaimer
E events
F funding opportunities
M maps
N news
L online library
O organizations
I privacy policy
P publications
R RAC publications and updates
Z site map
U tools for success
T topic and state guides

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 not visible because it is a one pixel by one pixel transparent image.

Plug-in Downloads

Use this link to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat. This will allow you to view the PDF documents on this site.
Use this link to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat

Additional Features


The primary content of this site has been tested against the accessibility standards established by the U.S. Federal government's Section 508 and the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Compliance was tested using UsableNet's 508 Accessibility Suite for Dreamweaver, Bobby, and manual testing. Selected content hosted on this site from other sources, such as multimedia and PDF files, may not meet these standards.

Keyboard Accessibility

This site can be navigated solely with the keyboard.


This site has been tested on a PC platform on various versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, Mozilla, and Lynx browsers.

Section 508 Compliancy

The website is Section 508 compliant. Please see our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template for details.

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Funding for this project was supported by Grant Number U56RH05539 from the Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the funder.