Accessibility

This website has been constructed and compiled in order to comply with WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility guidelines. This means that certain technical tools and content compilation principles have been used that help users with visual or hearing impairment to consume the content of the website.

The accessibility of the information on the site can also be enhanced by adjusting the browser and operating system settings of your computer. Below is a summary of the main assistive tools available.

Navigating by keyboard

It is possible to navigate the website by keyboard alone. The Tab key is used for navigation. Each press moves the focus to the next element. The currently active element is marked by a box surrounding it. To activate a link in focus, press the Enter key on the keyboard.

Enlarging the content

To enlarge the content, we first recommend that the functionality built into the web browser is used.

Web browsers

In all popular web browsers, it is possible to zoom in and out of the page by holding down Ctrl (Command in the OS X operating system) and at the same time pressing either + or –. Another convenient option is to use the mouse: hold down Ctrl, and at the same time roll the wheel on top of the mouse, if your mouse has one. To restore normal size, press Ctrl and 0 simultaneously.

Separate programs

All common operating systems contain settings for enlarging the content displayed on the screen.

  • On Windows 7, you will find the Magnifier program when you press the Start menu button situated at the bottom left of the screen, type Magnifier (a few initial letters will be enough) and press Enter. A small window opens, displaying the enlarged content. By default, the program follows the position of the mouse cursor.
  • On Windows XP, you will find the program Magnifier by taking the following navigation path: Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier.
  • On Apple computers, the navigation path in order to use zoom is the following: Apple menu > System Preferences > Accessibility (or Universal Access) > Zoom.

Web browser extensions

On web browsers, there are zoom extensions that complement the existing functionality of the web browser:

  • Zoom Page allows the user to zoom into the whole page or only the text (Firefox)
  • AutoZoom (Chrome).

Using a screen reader

A screen reader is a program for interpreting the content displayed on the screen and conveying it in other forms, for example through sound or audio comments. It is mainly an assistive tool for the visually impaired.

A selection of popular screen readers:

The source, and more information can be found on the website of the Estonian Chamber of Disabled People.