We have updated the AGAUR website to make it more accessible, following the recommendations adopted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to eliminate barriers that prevent the right of all people to access information and communication.
- Use of XHTML code to create standard documents and a clean structure.
- Compatibility with different browsers. The web has been tested with Explorer 6 and 7, Firefox 2, Opera 9, Netscape 9, Mozilla 1.7 and Safari 3.
- Positioning of contents by means of CSS and without tables. Semantic code structuring. Screen readers for people with visual impairment and the blind read the document logically.
- Font size and colours can be modified with the browser tools to adapt them to people with visual impairment.
- Alternative descriptions of images.
We shall now explain the accessibility enhancements added.
How to browse without using the mouse? Keyboard shortcuts
A series of keystroke combinationshave been defined to facilitate browsing through the most common contents without having to use the mouse. Speed, comfort and accessibility for people with visual and motor difficulties are some of the benefits of these keystroke instructions.
The options defined are combined with other keys, depending on the browser:
- 0: to the page on accessibility
- 1: Access to the site homepage
- 2: Shortcut to the page contents
- 3: Access to the site map
- 4: Access to the search engine
- 9: Access to the contact page
Hotkeys to the most used browsers:
|Internet Explorer||6 and 7||ALT + key + ENTER|
|Firefox||2||SHIFT + ALT + key|
|Netscape||7||ALT + key|
|Safari||3||ALT + key|
All the pages have links rel= “previous”, “next”, “up”, and “home” to aid browsing in text-only browsers. Netscape 6 and Mozilla users can also make the most of this characteristic by selecting, in the View menu, Show/hide, Site browsing bar, Show when necessary or Show always.
For the user to be able to scan the page links we have made sure that the links always make sense out of context.
This web has different style sheets to allow the user to select the most convenient combination of colours and the on-screen font size and layout best suited to their sight.Remember that font size can be changed in the View menu in the font size option. You can also do using the As that you will find in the page header or in this preferences page::
We are providing you with alternative style sheets to adapt the way you view the web to suit your needs. You can activate them through these linksWe are providing you with alternative style sheets to adapt the way you view the web to suit your needs. You can activate them through these links:
- Web default colour
- High contrast: black on white background
- High contrast: white on blue background
- High contrast: green on black background
If you have visual field problems you can view the web in a single column:
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. There is a time-limited demo available.
- Home Page Reader, another screen reader for Windows. There is a downloadable demo.
- Lynx, a free text-only browser for blind users with Braille devices.
- Links, a free text-only browser for users with a slow connection.
- Opera, a visual browser with many characteristics related to accessibility, including text zoom, support for user style sheets, image exchange, etc. There is a free downloadable version. It is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux and other operating systems.