Dinesh Reddy's support for web accessibility

The world-wide web can be a great enabler and source of freedom and ability for disabled audiences, giving them the resources to better contribute to society.The web promises an idea of universal access - a place where everyone is truly equal. This is a bold and exciting aspiration. But if that is to be the case it means we need to think carefully about what accessibility means:

Accessibility is a general term used to describe the degree to which a product (e.g., device, service, environment) is accessible by as many people as possible. Accessibility can be viewed as the "ability to access" the functionality, and possible benefit, of some system or entity. Accessibility is often used to focus on people with disabilities and their right of access to entities, often through use of assistive technology. Several definitions of accessibility refer directly to access-based individual rights laws and regulations. Products or services designed to meet these regulations are often termed Easy Access or Accessible.(Source Wiki)

Accessibility

Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality. For example, when a site is coded with semantically meaningful HTML, with textual equivalents provided for images and with links named meaningfully, this helps blind users using text-to-speech software and/or text-to-Braille hardware. When text and images are large and/or enlargable, it is easier for users with poor sight to read and understand the content.

Access keys let you navigate around mysite without using your mouse.

They can be used to jump directly to different sections of mysite , without having to move your mouse at all.

Table of accesskeys used on This Site

Access key Function
0 go to DineshReddy's Main Page
1 go to Home page
2 go to Contact Me Page
3 go to Accessibility Page

 

 

 

Access in different Browsers

which browser support the HTML Access keys are compared in the comparison of web browsers.

In most web browsers, the user invokes the access key by pressing Alt (on PC) or Ctrl (on Mac) simultaneously with the appropriate character on the keyboard.

Web Browser Modifier Effect Notes
Amaya Ctrl or Alt Adjustable in preferences
Blazer Link is activated immediately upon key press. No modifier is needed for this web browser used on mobile devices.
Google Chrome Alt
Firefox Alt +  Shift Prior to version 2.0 Firefox used just Alt
configurable via about:config
Internet Explorer Alt Alt + Access Key focuses on the link, but requires Enter to be pressed in order to activate the link
Konqueror Ctrl The modifier key must be released before the regular key is pressed.
Opera Shift+Esc The modifier key must be released before the regular key is pressed. Configurable via Graphical user interface
Safari 4 Ctrl+Option (Alt for Windows )