All pages comply with the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, Priority 1 “ Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 ” and the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines “ Section 508: Electronic and Information Technology.”
We use three accesskeys.
The Elementary Group’s selective use of accesskeys is based on an ad hoc standard found in “Accesskey standards ” [May 2, 2003] by Clagnut (Richard Rutter).
Home page , Skip Navigation , and Accessibility Statement .
This dearth was governed by differing guidelines from the various Accessibility organizations and necessitated by the following deficiencies:
- accesskeys are used inconsistently across sites;
- accesskeys cause conflicts with other operating system and browser-defined keystrokes;
- and, current user agents do not allow accesskeys to be turned off nor defined by users.
The deficiencies above remain to be corrected.
[Note: “ Using Accesskeys - Is it worth it? ”, Last Updated: January, 2005, by Derek Featherstone illustrates the future of accesskey even as of this date.]
The invocation of access keys depends on the underlying system. On machines running Windows, one generally has to press the “alt” key in addition to the access key whereas on Apple systems, one generally has to press the “cmd” key in addition to the access key.
All article pages have rel=previous, rel=next and rel=home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers and screen readers.
Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
Whenever possible, links are written to make sense when read out of context. Further, two links with the same link text always point to the same address.
The Elementary Standards: A Compendium of Web Standards, CSS, Linguistics and Search Engine Optimization methodology Copyright ©2005-2007 Sean Fraser. All work is published under a Creative Commons License. All Rights Reserved.