It is a priority for Pezzottaite Journals to ensure that our website and the content we archive is available and accessible to all of our users. It is our policy to make adjustments on website to ensure accessibility to all users.

The website is designed with ease of navigation in mind, either with or without the use of a pointing device. We regularly use automated checks and conduct tests with users to evaluate and measure the accessibility of the site.

We will made every effort to ensure that our image-based PDF files are accessible and can be read with screen readers like JAWS. We will follow the general principles of usability and universal design.


The Pezzottaite Journals website aims to adhere to the following standards & guidelines:

  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act,
  • W3C WAI WCAG 2.0

Pezzottaite Journals aims to make all web pages meet level 'AAA' where possible within resource constraints. Currently, it aims to manage level 'AA' for its users, but we are following Level 'A'.

The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these guidelines helps to make the web more accessible to users with disabilities, but also benefits all users. Please be aware that due to the large number of pages contained in this website, there may be some isolated instances where pages do not conform to all the guidelines.

We try to identify testing tools to support testing for accessibility. We will actively seek opportunities to engage disabled users in the testing of Pezzottaite Journals web resources.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT)

Some of the Pezzottaite Journals contents will be available in formats that require document readers or players. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that those products comply with accessibility guidelines. Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a standardized form that describes how a product meets each accessibility guideline. Below are links to the VPAT for these products:

Download Free Document Readers

Links are provided below to product websites where you may download free document readers.

Adobe, Adobe Reader, and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Microsoft and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Apple is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

Changing Font Size

The site text can be resized to help readability for individual users. Most browsers will allow you to change the font size. Right is a screenshot of Internet Explorer's "Text Size" menu option - most of the browsers having the similar feature - usually somewhere in the "View" menu? Please see the "Help" section in your browser for more details on customization. It can also be done even from the site, directly.

Image: Changing the font size in Internet Exlorer.

In order to resize the text please follow the instructions below:

PC / Internet Explorer 6:

From the top menu bar, select View and point to Text size.

PC / Internet Explorer 7:

From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size.

PC / Other Browsers:

Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press + Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press '-'

Mac / All Browsers:

Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press '+' Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press '-'


Pezzottaite Journals has been optimized for the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+
  • Mozilla Firefox 2+
  • Google Chrome 4+

The site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in the above browsers. As we develop the site using standards compliant with HTML and CSS, any future browsers will also display correctly.

Using Website

We have also conducted numerous users test sessions to ensure a positive user experience amongst a broad audience.

We are, however, engaged in a continuous process of improvement, and welcome your feedback. If you are interested in helping to validate and evaluate the accessibility of future developments and have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, Contact Us as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all visitors.