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We are committed to ensure accessibility to all users and the website conforms to many of the existing recommendations and standards. If you encounter a problem accessing this site, or if you have questions about other issues or simply would like to provide feedback, feel free to e-mail us!

Access Keys

There is a (local) global access key set on this site, to ensure easy access for people using various assistive technologies as well as users of ordinary browsers.

Access key strokes consist of alt plus the access key. Windows users often need to hit 'Enter' to follow access key links. Mac access keys mostly follow links automatically using Control/Ctrl plus the access key.

Standard Access Keys

Access key 1: "Home page" links to the homepage of English section

Access key 4: "Search" links to the search engine

Access key 0: "Accessibility" links to this Accessibility Legend for this web site (which is the page you're reading right now)

(Local) Global Access Keys

Access key 2: "Blog" links to the Blog

Access key 3: "Index" links to the Sitemap, Table of Content, an overview of pages in English

Access key 6: "Help" links to the Guide and Help page

Access key C: "Contact" links to Address and Contact Information

Additional implementations

In addition accesskeys N (for next) and P (for previous) are used in the blog, which eases reading and navigation throughout the pages.

Most pages also utilise the following links to aid navigation in text-only browsers or other assistive technologies:

  • rel=up (which will take you one level up in the hierarchy or sitemap tree)
  • rel=first
  • rel=start
    • In the blog you may also use: rel=previous
    • In the blog you may also use: rel=next
  • rel=last
  • rel=home
  • rel=index
  • rel=ToC
  • rel=help
  • rel=accessibility
  • rel=copyright
  • rel=contact
  • rel=search

Netscape 6+ and Mozilla (and probably Opera) users may take advantage of this feature by selecting the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).

Support for W3C Recommendations and Section 508 Standards

During development many of the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 have been followed, to ensure that the site would be accessible to all. Most pages also meet the U.S. Section 508 standards. The site uses valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.0.

Alt-text Tags and D-links

No image includes the longdesc attribute or a "D" link. But images are accompanied by a brief alt-text tag which comments the image and its function, if there is a link there. If you are using a graphic browser, alt-text tags may be visible only if the browser's automatic image-loading feature is turned off.


Hyperlinks and illustrations used for layout purposes have commenting text which should be readable on mouse over, or equivelant thereof. Unfortunately some of the title- and alt-tag texts do not make much sense when read out of context. Sometimes tags are merely used for amusement, typically commenting a picture or graphic element, personal thoughts, which may not be available to all users. Such sequences are marked with the standard * asterix, meaning that the information provided is of less or no value to people in need of assistive technologies.

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