Accessibility Statement


All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

  1. The Birddog site uses cascading stylesheets for visual layout.
  2. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

The Birddog site has been developed to allow users to adjust the text size to a level with which they are comfortable using their browser’s built-in text-size controls. To adjust text-size in your browser:

  • In Internet Explorer v7+: Click Page, then navigate to Text Size and choose your desired text-size
  • In Mozilla Firefox: Either
    • Click View, then navigate to Text Size and choose your desired text-size, or
    • Hit CTRL + + to increase text size, and CTRL + – to decrease text-size


  1. The text of most links already fully describes the target; for those that do not, a title attribute which describes the link in greater detail will be available.
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.

Standards compliance

  1. All pages on the Birddog site are – to the best of our knowledge – Section 508 approved, complying with all of the Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1998 and Texas House Bill 2819
  2. All pages on the Birddog site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict.
  3. All pages on the Birddog site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for page titles, H2 tags for section titles, and H3 tags for subtitles.