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This help function will explain how this barrier-free website can be used to its full advantage provided by the improved accessibility.
Simple for all
Our web pages have been deliberately designed to provide access to as many Internet users as possible. In short, they are barrier-free. For more information about accessibility, please visit the pages of the portal of the Agency anatom5. You can also find a lot of information about accessibility on the website einfach-fuer-alle.de of the "Aktion Mensch".
Magnification function in Mozilla, IE and Opera
For people with impaired eyesight graphical browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera offer very good magnification options..
You can also enlarge the font of this page in "Internet Explorer (IE)". Select "View" from the browser menu to specify the font size. Unfortunately you can only choose between five levels from very small to very large.
To achieve even greater, you have to change a setting in the operating system as follows. You can also change the contrast. Default Windows offers numerous presets too. To do this, follow these steps:
- Go to Start> Control Panel or Start> Settings> Control Panel.
- Open Accessibility.
- Select the Display tab.
- Check the box to activate the contrast.
- Select Preferences, to achieve a different contrast of your choice.
- Confirm your changes.
From version 7 onwards Internet Explorer offers a zoom function: This allows the view of a web page to be enlarged or reduced including all text and images. It is possible to choose an adjustment of 10% to 1000%.
Zoom with the mouse
If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, press and hold the CTRL key and move the scroll wheel up or down to increase or decrease the view size.
Zoom with the keyboard
Using the keyboard, you can enlarge the size in several steps, each step an increment of 10%. To zoom in, press the keys CTRL and '+'. To zoom out, press the CTRL and '-' or press CTRL and 0 simultaneously to achieve a value of 100%.
Opera in particular offers a unique zoom feature. With the help of the browser you can display the contents with up to 1000 percent increase. Special Feature: Not only the text, but all the elements such as graphics and images can be enlarged. Choose 'View' from the menu bar and specify the zoom factor.
If you want to avoid to use the menu bar in Opera, there are several options to influence the zoom factor using the keyboard control. There are ten steps: A ten percent increase in magnification is achieved by pressing '+', a corresponding reduction of the zoom level by 10 percent by pressing '-'. The original view can be restored by pressing the key '6'. Newer versions of Opera also allow zooming in 100%-steps with help of Ctrl and '+' or Ctrl and '-'. It is also possible to vary between 'author' and 'user' mode. Numerous preset view options from high contrast to view for small screens provide optimum comfort settings for almost any user.
Mozilla & Firefox
Mozilla Firefox offers a good magnifying function. This, however, does not include graphics or pictures.
Select 'View' on the browser menu bar and specify the font size in percent. You can also use keyboard commands Ctrl and '+' to zoom in and Ctrl and '-' to shrink the font. Reset the font size to the default value of 100 percent with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl and '0'.
Other output devices / tools
For other tools for the above browsers, such as screen magnifier or screen reader, please refer to the tools directory of the barrier compass.
Help with file formats
It is not always possible to display all information in HTML-format. Especially when forms, multimedia-files, or downloads of large files are offered, additional file types are needed. Find out how to open other file types and what you observe.
Forms and other documents can be viewed and printed on any operating system´With the help of PDF-files.
To view a PDF file, you need the Acrobat Reader from Adobe wicht can be downloaded for free. If the Acrobat Reader is already installed, you can view the PDF documents by selecting the appropriate link.
Separation of content and design
Contents are generally independent of the design of the packaging. This also applies to web pages. With the help of Cascading Style Sheets, it is possible to separate the content of a page from its appearance. This way, a page can have several different display options without any changes to the code, or can be implemented in different output media (for example print). The relevant sections of the page, e.g. the navigation, headings and text passages, have been created by using standard and valid XHTML. Valid code is the foundation for accessibility and ensures the sustainability of an Internet presence. Furthermore (in the preparation of the site) we ensure that the loading time is short and the joy of reading is large.
Browsers & Recommendations
Also, outdated browsers which do not (fully) master the current standards will be able to access our web pages. All content and functions are fully accessible but the presentation may be different. For even better results, greater safety and greater comfort when surfing the Internet, we recommend the use of modern browsers, such as the current version of Mozilla Firefox.
Certificates & Standards
The pages of http://www.wesel.de were developed by using valid Web standards. The following standards have been respected and adhered to wherever possible:
W3C WAI AA
All contents are implemented in accordance with the guidelines of the W3C for Web Content Accessibility.
Exclusively valid CSS has been used for the implementation. Try us.
Please, validate our side yourself.
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