Accessibility Statement and Help
This accessibility statement applies to the State Bar of Michigan’s online store and is provided to help guide users with disabilities on how best to navigate this site.
This information is organized into the following categories:
Keyboard navigation and operation
The following information is for those who navigate using a keyboard or other non-mouse or non-touchscreen device.
Skip links and landmark regions
Skip links have been built into every page to allow users to skip past the banner, main navigation, and other repetitive links at the top of the page. Whenever a page loads, you can press the Tab key to display the skip links. If the skip links do not pop up after pressing Tab, try pressing Tab a second time.
The skip links differ slightly from page to page but will always include a link to the main content on that page. On most pages, there will also be a skip link to a Site Map / Main Navigation page that gives you access to every page within the site.
A Main landmark region has been defined on each page for users whose assistive technology provides shortcuts for navigating to a main region. Otherwise, pages are designed to be tabbed through. Shortcuts and other means of navigating may or may not work.
Screen reader navigation and operation
Every effort has been made to make this web application operable with the widest possible variety of browsers and screen readers. However, due to incompatibilities among browsers and screen readers, certain combinations work better than others.
The following combinations of browser and screen reader are highly recommended:
- Windows 10 or later with NVDA screen reader and Chrome, Edge, or Opera browser.
- Windows 10 or later with JAWS screen reader and Chrome or Edge browser.
- Windows 10 or later with Chrome browser and the Chrome Screen Reader extension.
- Chrome Book with Chrome browser and Vox Spoken Feedback.
- Older versions of Macintosh such as High Sierra with Chrome browser and the Chrome screen reader extension. (Newer versions of Macintosh such as Ventura do not work well with the Chrome screen reader extension.)
The following combinations of browser and screen reader yield mixed results and are not highly recommended:
- Windows 10 or later with JAWS screen reader and Opera browser.
- Macintosh High Sierra or later with Opera browser and Voice Over.
All other combinations of browser and screen reader have either yielded poor results or have not been tested and are highly discouraged. At this time, most browser / screen reader combinations do not work well with newer versions of Macintosh such as Ventura. We are investigating and hope to make this site more accessible for Mac users. This statement will be updated if that happens.
Note, also, that this web application has not been extensively tested using mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, or Android tablets or phones.
When filling out form fields, if you want to confirm that the correct value has been entered, you may want to press Tab to move past that field and then press Shift + Tab to return to it.
Combo box fields
There are several combo box fields throughout the application. For example, there is a Country combo box as well as a State combo box for shipping address.
If you are using Windows with either NVDA or JAWS and have trouble expanding the combo boxes with the Enter key, please try the Space bar instead.
Once expanded, you can use the Up and Down arrow keys to navigate among the options. Or, you can type the first few characters of the value you want and the dropdown list will narrow to offer only matching values. You can then use the Up and Down arrow keys to navigate among these narrowed options and then press Enter to select the correct option.
Note: within Country combo boxes, the United States of America will be listed first followed by all other countries alphabetically.
Radio button fields
When operating radio button questions, you can use the Up and Down arrow keys to cycle through the options regardless of the browser used. When using either NVDA or JAWS screen rader, you might have to press the Spacebar to confirm that option as your answer.
General browser tips
It will probably be easier to accurately complete your browsing and any transactions on this site if you turn off browser auto fill. During testing, we have experienced problems with certain fields when a browser’s auto fill feature was enabled.
Other accessibility issues
Note that there are no blinking or flashing elements anywhere within this application.
Note that you should be able to use browser zoom to zoom in up to 200% with no problems in terms of elements overlapping or becoming distorted.
Our efforts are ongoing to make this web application as highly accessible as possible.
If you have comments or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this web application or wish to report an accessibility problem, please contact Christopher Dack at firstname.lastname@example.org.