The University of Tartu’s website has been built and compiled to comply with the WCAG 2.1 A web content accessibility guidelines. This means that certain technical tools and content design principles have been used to facilitate the use of the website content for users with visual, hearing, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning and neurological disabilities.
In addition, accessibility of information can be improved by adjusting the browser and operation system settings of your computer. The following is an overview of the main tools.
This website can only be navigated using the keyboard. The Tab key is used for navigation. Every time you press the Tab key the focus moves to the next item.
To enlarge the content, we first recommend to use the browser’s built-in functionality.
In all popular web browsers, it is possible to zoom in and out of the page by holding down the Ctrl key (in OS X operating system, the Cmd key) and at the same time pressing either + or –. Another option is to use the mouse: hold down the Ctrl key and at the same time roll the mouse wheel. To return to normal size, press the Ctrl and 0 keys at the same time.
All common operation systems have settings for enlarging the content displayed on the screen.
In Windows 7, you will find the program Magnifier when you press the Start menu button at the bottom left, type “Magnifier” (a few initial letters will be enough) and press Enter. A small window opens, displaying the content enlarged. By default, the program follows the position of the mouse cursor.
In Windows XP, you will find Magnifier by navigating Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier.
In Apple computers, you can find zoom by navigating as follows: Apple menu > System Preferences > Accessibility (or Universal Access) > Zoom.
For web browsers, there are magnifying extensions that complement the browser’s existing functionality. For example, Firefox has Zoom Page that allows to zoom into the whole page or into the text only; Chrome has AutoZoom.
A screen reader is a program which interprets the content displayed on the computer screen and conveys it in other forms – for example, as sounds or an audio commentary. It is mainly an assistive tool for the visually impaired.
The content presented on this website has been created in accordance with standards that screen readers can understand and in such a way that all types of visual content can be reproduced in a different format. For example, images have textual descriptions; the arrangement and order of structural elements takes into account the movement of the screen reader on the screen and allows the information to be consumed in a logical order.
A selection of popular screen readers: