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Accesskeys are an alternative method for users to quickly bring focus to certain elements in a web page. The most notable of these elements is the hyperlink. The debate surrounding the effectiveness of accesskeys is well beyond the scope of this page, but we welcome you to learn more about accesskeys on your own.
Below is a list of the accesskeys used by this site. Activation of an accesskey is different among browsers and operating systems. Some of the more common methods are ALT + the accesskey (Mozilla and Internet Explorer) and SHIFT + ESC + accesskey for Opera users. This should bring focus to the element. All that is needed to activate it is to tap the return or enter key. In order to avoid conflicts with shortcut key combinations found in many operating systems and software, we have limited our use of accesskeys to numbers.
- accesskey 0 will bring focus to the Main content area of any page.
- accesskey 1 will bring focus to the Home link.
- accesskey 2 will bring focus to the login/logout link.
- accesskey 3 will bring focus to the classes navigation link.
- accesskey 4 will bring focus to the My Carroll Tech link, provided you are logged in.
- accesskey 5 will bring focus to the news navigation link.
- accesskey 6 will bring focus to the support navigation link.
- accesskey 7 will bring focus to the sitemap navigation link.
- accesskey 8 will bring focus to the contact us navigation link.
- accesskey 9 will bring focus to the preferences navigation link.
We at Carroll Tech have made every effort to avoid accesskey combinations that are reserved by other applications that may be running on your computer. Unfortunately, we cannot anticipate every combination, and some of our accesskeys may not work as anticipated for you.
Carroll Tech has made every effort to use Standards Compliant XHTML 1.0 Transitional code on every page of this site. Each page has a link to validate the code. Since a majority of our pages are dynamically created, there may be some exceptions that slip by our validators. If you find any exceptions please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Standards compliance also means the use of semantic markup. On our site, you will find extensive and proper use of all structural XHTML elements
The Carroll Tech site employs the use of Access Keys, as well as links to skip to main portions of every page. Pages with complex forms have tab orders specified to aid in the navigation of these forms. Each page consists of a hierarchical structure of headings, paragraphs and lists to make keyboard only navigation a breeze.
Many of the hypertext links used on our site have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target. Great care is taken to make all linked text meaningful when taken out of context, such as listed in a Links List dialog box.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics are rendered in the style sheet, and are not contained in the code of any page resulting in a much less "chatty" or verbose experience for screen reader users.
This site completely separates presentation code from content, resulting in a much simplified user experience for those using assistive technology.
Those with low vision may choose to render this site in reverse contrast or in one of three text sizes.