Accessibility

For me accessibility is a term bandied around these days usually by people who wouldn't know it if it bit them on the nose. They mention it only to 'tick a box' in the checklist or to sound like they are up-to-date with the latest government initiatives. For me if the measures are not actually useful and helping people access the content then what's the point.

Access Keys

Most browsers support site-defined keyboard access for specified links. On many Windows browsers, you can press ALT + an access key; In firefox as of version 2 you now must press SHIFT + ALT + an access key; on many Mac browsers, you can press CTRL + an access key. These are the access keys for waveneyavenue:

Access Key Action
0 Accessibility statement
1 Home
s Skip to content
a About
h How can I help
p Portfolio
b Big blog
w Wee blog (tumblog)
m My stuff

Standards Compliance

This site complies with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All pages are written in XHTML strict and use CSS for visual layout. If your browsing device doesn't understand stylesheets, the content will still be accessible.

Bigger text size in your browser

In Firefox you can press ' Ctrl ' and ' + ' to increase the text size, ' Ctrl ' and ' - ' to decrease the text size. ' Ctrl ' and ' 0 ' returns you to the default size. In Opera you can press ' + ' (in some versions you might need to press the ' Shift ' key as well) to increase size and the ' - ' to decrease text size. Each press will increase or decrease the size by 10%. In Internet Explorer 7 you can zoom the whole page. To do this press ' Ctrl ' and ' + ' to increase the zoom and ' Ctrl ' and ' - ' to decrease the zoom.

There are other ways to increase the size of things in your browser, and a lot more besides. I think the best and most comprehensive explanations can be found at the BBC website, so I'll let them explain.