I am committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of this site please email me.
Accesskeys allow you to use your keyboard to navigate through the main or most frequently accessed parts of the website.
The Accesskeys in use on this site are:
- Accessibility Statement: ALT + 0 on Windows or CTRL + 0 on Mac OS
- Home Page: ALT + 1 on Windows or CTRL + 1 on Mac OS
- Previous Post: ALT + p on Windows or CTRL + p on Mac OS
- Next Post: ALT + n on Windows or CTRL + n on Mac OS
- Post a Comment (when viewing an individual entry): ALT + c on Windows or CTRL + c on Mac OS
This site uses heading tags in the following ways:
- The site name is held by the
- Page titles are held by the
- Main subsections or elements are held by the
- Secondary subsections or elements are held by the
Many screen readers will allow you to navigate from heading tag to heading tag using the following keystrokes (provided by Juicy Studio):
- H to cycle through the heading tags
- Shift + H to cycle backwards through the headings
- 1, or any other number through 6, to navigate to the next heading of that level
- Shift + 1, or any other number through 6, to navigate to the previous heading of that level
- Insert + F6 to view a list of all headings
The Opera browser allows cycling through headings using the following keystrokes:
- s to cycle forwards through the headings
- w to cycle backwards through the headings
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Wherever possible abbreviations and acronyms have been marked up to include the full phrase within the title attribute of the tag.
Gez Lemon has written a nifty plugin for Firefox that extracts these tags and displays their meanings. In most modern browsers, hovering over the acronym or abbreviation with the mouse will display the definition within the tooltip.
Relative Font Sizes
To modify the text size in Omni Web, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer 7 use the following key commands:
- Command + = on a Mac or CTRL + = in Windows
- Alternatly, Command + − or CTRL + − will decrease the magnification
In Opera the whole page can be zoomed at once using the following key commands:
- Command + Shift + = on a Mac or CTRL + Shift + = in Windows
- Alternatly, Command + Shift + − or CTRL + Shift + − will decrease the magnification
Building to International Standards
This site is built in accordance with standards as put forth by the W3C. It meets with WCAG 2.0 specifications and is built with Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict markup. Additionally, with a couple of exceptions which poke into the roadmap for the version 3.0 release, the CSS stylesheets validate against the CSS 2.1 specification. By designing against these standards and guidelines the site has increased levels of accessibility and usability for humans (both disabled and not) as well as search engine spiders.
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License to Joseph Bergantine.