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Ed Gellenbeck
Department of Computer Science
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7520

Office: Hebeler Hall 214E
Phone: (509) 963-1435
Fax: (509) 963-1449

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Accessibility Statement main content

The Web pages within ~gellenbe were developed to meet priorities 1 and 2 (and 3 whenever possible) of the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as well as the U.S. Section 508 guidelines of the U.S. Federal government.

To the best of my knowledge, all pages pass both 508 Approved and AAA Approved accessibility guidelines.

Should you encounter any accessibility problems with these pages, please contact Ian Campbell (e-mail to or phone (509) 963-1680) at CWU Disability Support Services.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback about this site, feel free to contact Ed Gellenbeck.

Access Keys

Most browsers support keyboard access keys to provide shortcuts to frequently used links. While sometimes problematic (read Unlocking Hidden Navigation: Access Keys), these hot-key combinations can aid both experienced users as well as users with poor mobility skills as they navigate through a site.

The following access keys are defined:

If you are using Windows IE, press "Alt" plus the access key followed by "Enter" to jump to a page. Mac users will press "Ctrl" plus the access key to jump to a page. Firefox users need only press "Alt" plus the access key for a quick jump to the page


All images used as content include alternative descriptions ("alt" attributes).

Purely decorative graphics are placed as background images in the cascading style sheet and, as such, are ignored as page content.

Standards Compliance

All pages validate to W3CXHTML 1.0 Strict and W3C CSS 2.0 without errors.

Page content & structure are separate from presentation. XHTML headings are used to represent the page's structure (h1 is used for the page's main title, h2 for the major sections, and h3 for sub-sections). Many user agents, such as talking browsers and search engines, can take advantage of marked-up structure, For example, IBM HPR allows users to use the left, down, and right arrow keys to quickly skip to and read the previous, current and next headings.

Cascading Style Sheets are to control layout and presentation. No layout tables are used. Pages are readable and usable without style sheets for browsers (and PDAs) that do not support CSS.

Ed Gellenbeck, Department of Computer Science, CWU
400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7520