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Interactive Learning Program
Although the information builds from one section to another, you can start with any section. And because every screen in the program includes the navigation bar on the left side, you can jump to another section at any time.
Also, the organization of individual sections allows you to decide how much of the information you want to review, based on your level of interest. Some of the screens provide opportunities to dig deeper into a topic before continuing. Some additional content is presented in pop-up windows, which are accessed by clicking on icons (see the icon symbols at the top right of this page). The icons are designed to let you know what type of information will be presented. Also, clicking on the More on This Topic button takes you to a screen that provides more technical information.
An estimate of the time it will take you to review the program is on
the first screen of each section. This estimate does not include the time
you will need to navigate through the More on This Topic screens.
Also, interactions in this learning program require that you access the Web site with a version 4 or higher Web browser (such as Netscape 4.08 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0. Note also that some interactions will not operate as intended when accessing the site with Netscape 6.0).Back to top
There are so many navigation buttonswhere
do I click?
Note that in the learning program, the left-hand navigation is specific to the different sections of the program, and navigation for the main pages of the site appears in the upper right (below the Web site's header). This navigation element is bound by two gray arrows for moving to the next or previous screen. Navigation for moving to the next or previous screen also is provided at the bottom of each screen of the online learning program.
The four buttons at the very top right of each page are not
for navigating this specific Web site. Because this Web site was
developed and is maintained by ATSDR, an agency of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS), links in the top portion of
the site's header (also called a banner) are related to ATSDR's
main Web site. For example, the Home link in the header takes
you to the ATSDR Home page. Both of the logos in the header are
also links, to ATSDR and HHS. Additionally, a variety of ATSDR-related
links are included in the footer of each page.
Exercises that involve dragging text across
the screen won't work
Pop-up windows won't launch when I click on
Page won't print
Files marked PDF won't open
Hyperlinked text jumps me to another pagehow
do I get back?
Some links on this Web site will take you to an entirely different
site that is not part of this program. If clicking on a link will
take you to a location beyond the domain of this Web site and
ATSDR, the link is flagged with an "Exit" icon. Again,
you can return to the originating page using the browser Back
for People with Disabilities
People who use screen readers and nongraphical browsers will find all
information in the interactive learning program available in a text-only
format that does not require interaction to access the material. Alternative
pages have been created to provide the information from the interactive
program in a format that can be read by screen readers. These alternative
pages may still mention computer mouse actions for accessing additional
information, but the pages are complete without the need to interact with
objects on screen. It is hoped that the language regarding mouse actions
will convey some sense of the learning program as an interactive experience.
ATSDR encourages this use of the online learning program. Nonetheless,
public health professionals should be aware that this program is not intended
to serve as a substitute for more intensive training or to replace ATSDR's
Public Health Assessment Guidance Manual.