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Web Accessibility

Metro is committed to providing accessible online information (per Section 508 ) by conforming to WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines . Please note that technology constantly changes, so we’ve established the following baseline with which our Internet content should be viewed.

Browsers

metro.net is best viewed with the most current version of all major browsers.

Screen Readers

A screen reader is a software application that attempts to identify and interpret what is being displayed on the computer screen. Various assistive devices and softwares have varying levels of functionality and thus might not be able to fully support an accessible document.

Keyboard Commands (shortcuts)
A series of keyboard commands have been programmed into the global navigation and our web pages:

  • Tab and Ctrl + Tab go back and forth through the main navigation links.
  • A top level link will open a megamenu with Spacebar, Enter, Right Arrow or Down arrow.
  • A top level link will close a megamenu with Escape or Left Arrow
  • When the megamen is open, use the Tab to enter the megamenu and navigate from link to link
  • From within a megamenu, the megamenu can be closed with Escape or Left Arrow
  • Tabbing off the megamenu will take you to the next main level navigation item.

Plug-ins

metro.net is best viewed with the most current version of all recommended plugins. These plugins are free for download.

In addition to information provided on standard web pages, Metro offers content in various formats. Although not required to access our core information, this supplemental information requires plug-ins*, or add-ons to your standard browser in order to access. To utilize this supplemental information, you may be prompted to download the following plug-ins or software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader provides the ability to access Portable Document Format (pdf) files. Examples of added browser functionality includes (but not limited to) viewing, printing, zoom and form completion;
  • Adobe Flash Player provides the ability to access Shockwave Files (swf) via your browser. Flash files offer the added capability of viewing interactive content such as animation, video, self-contained multimedia experiences. 99 percent of all browsers have this plug-in installed;
  • Apple QuickTime Player provides the ability to access QuickTime (.mov) format files;and
  • Windows Media Player provides the ability for users to access Windows media (.wmv, mpeg, etc) files from within your browser

Applications

  • Microsoft Office applications a small number of files are published by Metro in the Word, PowerPoint or Excel format (.doc, .ppt, xls). These files required that the user have these Office applications resident on their computer to view these files.
  • If you do not have Microsoft applications, you can still view document directly in your browser. Please use the text box below to copy-and-paste the URL of the document below:

    Enter URL address of a .pdf, .doc, .xls or .ppt document
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