Accessibility statement for EarlyMusicNews.org
This page is the site accessibility statement for EarlyMusicNews.org. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the site administrator.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the site. Under the Microsoft Windows operating system, you can press the 'Alt' key plus an access key; on an Apple Macintosh operating system, you can press the 'Control' key plus an access key.
The following access keys are defined for all pages on this site:
- No access keys currently defined.
- All pages on this site are Bobby AAA-approved, and comply with all the Bobby guidelines. This is a question of judgment: many accessibility features can be measured, but many others cannot. All the guidelines have been reviewed, and it is believed that all the site's pages are in compliance.
- All pages on this site are WCAG AAA-approved, and comply with all priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Again, this is a question of judgment: many of the guidelines are intentionally vague, and cannot be tested automatically. All the guidelines have been reviewed, and it is believed that all the site's pages are in compliance.
- All pages on this site are approved under the terms of Section 508, and comply with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines. Once again, this is a question of judgment. All the guidelines have been reviewed, and it is believed that all the site's pages are in compliance.
- All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict. This is not a question of judgment: a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid XHTML. For example, you can click here to check this page for XHTML validity.
- All pages on this site use structured semantic mark-up language. H2 tags are used for main titles, and H3 tags are used for subtitles. For example, on this page you are reading, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3.
- All pages have rel=previous, next, up, and home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by opening the 'View' menu, and selecting 'Show/Hide', 'Site Navigation Bar', 'Show Only As Needed' (or 'Show Always').
- All pages include a search box (access key 4). Advanced search options are available on the site search page.
- All links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
- Links are written to make sense even when read out of context.
- All content images used in this site include descriptive
ALTattributes. Purely-decorative graphics include null
- Complex images include LONGDESC attributes, or in-line descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
- This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- Only relative font sizes are used, so as to be compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page will still be readable.
Choose the “News Categories”
to filter your news items by
categories. There are presently more than 2000 news
articles that have
appeared on the site.
"Web Links" are searched on the "Web Links" page of the site where you will find a search window dedicated to the more than 2600 Early Music weblinks.
Visit our “Calendar” page to view events sorted by regions and categories.
“Website font size” If you find the font too small, press the“ Control “ key down (Ctrl) and tap the “ +“ key till you find the font size more readable. Pressing the Ctrl key and tapping the“ - “ key will reduce the font size. To return to the default font size press the Control key down (Ctrl) and tap the“0” (zero) key. This should work for any modern browser such as Firefox; IE; Safari; etc.------------------------------
To activate your newsfeed, click on the newsfeed icon next to your browser's URL window (if the newsfeed icon is missing choose this link: EarlyMusicNews Feed and choose your setting for the feed. You will then be able to see any news additions to the site in your "Bookmarks" or "Favourites" toolbar without even visiting the site. If you find a particular item of interest, choose that item and you will be taken to the http://www.EarlyMusicNews.org site to read that particular article. Feeds for specific news categories are also available on the “News Categories” page. (ed.)