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Domain FAQs help you to navigate and use the features of our web site. This includes questions about seeing the screen, hearing the contents, or using various types of input devices to use the site. Please feel free to submit a new question that we have not addressed here and we will add it to our site.
 
Question: Is it possible to change the size of the text on this website?
 
Solution:  On many browsers it is possible to change the size of the text if the webmaster has not fixed the font size. When using Internet Explorer, the user can select the view menu and navigate to text size to choose how large they would like the text to appear onscreen.
 
Question: Is it possible to change the colors on this website?
 
Solution:  Many browsers allow the user to change the colors of the website unless the webmaster has fixed the colors. This can help people with color blindness or people who need higher contrast. In Internet Explorer users can navigate to the tools menu and select Internet Options. Use the mouse pointer or tab to the colors button and the accessibility button to discover new ways to view the screen.
 
Question: Is it possible to change the contrast settings on this website?
 
Solution:  When using Internet Explorer, the user can navigate to the tools menu and select Internet Options. Use the mouse pointer or tab to the accessibility button.
 
Question: Is there a sitemap or some way to navigate easily around the website?
 
Solution:  The AFB Consulting website does not currently have a sitemap, however we have added many features that will make it easier to navigate. At the very top of the site there is a skip navigation link that will take the user to the main content. The website makes use of headings to make the site more accessible. All of the hyperlinks on the site have been carefully selected using meaningful language. There is a crumb trail to allow users to easily move backward from their original starting place.
 
Question: Are there any shortcut keys that will make it easier to use this website?
 
Solution:  The AFB Consulting website has been designed to meet the requirements of the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative. Many forms of assistive technology including screen reading software and screen magnification use shortcut keys to make web browsing easier for end users. Please consult the user guides for your specific assistive technology for a full list of shortcut keys.
 
Question: How can I change the mouse pointer or make it larger?
 
Solution:  If you are using the Windows operating system, you will find a number of mouse and pointer options in the control panel under Mouse settings. You may need to experiment with different configurations until you find the one that suits you best.
 
Question: Is it possible to turn on closed captioning for the hearing impaired on the multimedia segments of this website??
 
Solution:  There are currently no multimedia features on the AFB Consulting domain. The videos found on the AFB family of websites do have closed captioning as required by the W3C's web accessibility initiative.
 
Question: I am unfamiliar with the AFB Consulting website and sometimes I am not exactly sure where I am on the site. How can I easily find my way around?
 
Solution:  The AFB Consulting website is organized using the latest techniques in web development and with careful attention to details. Pages will often contain a skip to main content link to allow users to quickly identify where they are. The links located on the site are uniform and use meaningful language to make it easier for users. Additionally, we have added a crumb trail to help you find your way back to where you started. If you are using a screen reader you will hear it announce the word greater after it tells you which page you came from.

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