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As part of our recent website redesign, the Virginia Historical Society web team is commited to making our website accessible to as many users as possible, regardless of technology or ability.

The web team is constantly working to increase the usability and accessibility of our website. We are adhering to standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

Our accessibility features include:

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  • The use of headers to aid legibility

We are in the process of making our audio and video files more accessible by:

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  • Adding closed captioning on videos

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