Culture Online's website follows the UK government's guidelines for access keys. Access keys provide keyboard shortcuts and offer you an alternative way of navigating around the site. To use them on a Windows PC, press (and hold) the 'Alt' key with the access key you want (the letters and numbers listed below) - then press the Enter key. For example, to go to the home page, press 'Alt' and 1 then press Enter.
If you are using a Macintosh computer, use the 'Ctrl' key instead: e.g. press (and hold) the 'Ctrl' key with the access key you want (listed below) then press the Enter key.
The supported access keys on this website are as follows:
S - skip navigation
0 - access keys
1 - home page
2 - what's new (on home page)
4 - search
6 - help
8 - terms and conditions
9 - feedback
a - about us
p - projects
r - press
u - find us
q - quick links
You will also find the following Accessibility features on the site.
* Cascading style sheets, rather than tables, to mark up the content. The content is still legible without stylesheets, but does not look as well-designed.
* Specified stylesheets for use by printers.
* Navigation of the site does not require any scripts.
* Appropriate tagging for all images.
* A link to skip navigation. You can use this link to skip the navigation and jump straight to the content on any page in the site.
* A 'bread-crumb trail' that appears top left on every page in the site, to indicate where you are at any one time. The crumb trail also show you where you are in relation to the other sections of the site, e.g. Home: About us: What is Culture Online?
* Text sizes are all relative. You can adjust the font size on the site to make it easier to view, and also change the colour of the text and background to suit your own preferences.
* Full specification of acronyms where they first occur.
We want the Culture Online wesbite to permit access to the widest possible audience and we have developed an access strategy and technical standards for the site with reference to the work of the World-Wide-Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).