The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is committed to making its web site accessible to as many people as possible, including individuals with disabilities. Below is a list of some of the features we have incorporated into our pages to make your browsing experience easier. Please email your comments and suggestions to
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.
All pages on this site define the following access keys:
1 - Home Page
2 - What's New
3 - Exhibits
4 - For Educators
5 - Get Involved
6 - About
s- Search box
Links to skip to the main content of each page are provided for those using screen readers or text-only browsers.
Most pages on this site is WCAG AA approved, complying wih all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Most pages on this site are Section 508 approved, complying with the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
Some materials on this web site are available for download as pdf documents. A link to download the free Adobe PDF reader should appear next to every link to a pdf document. Wherever possible, an HTML version of these pdf documents is also available. In the case of classroom materials for educators, an HTML version may not be available. Visitors whose assistive technology cannot access these documents can use Adobe's online conversion tools.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes. Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.