A number of features have been implemented in Digitale
Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker to make the site more accessible
to people with visual, motor or cognitive disabilities. Some of these
features may not be visible in your browser but can improve accessibility
for people using assistive technologies. We are committed to making our
interface and content compliant with current accessibility standards.
At present we are aiming to comply with a number of WAI Priority 1 accessibility
standards, and some features also contribute towards compliance with Priority
2 and 3 guidelines.
For any queries about accessibility in Digitale Bibliothek
Deutscher Klassiker, please contact our Webmaster.
Note: Keyboard navigation may not be supported by Firefox or Netscape on certain pages in Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker. If you encounter any problems, please use Internet Explorer.
The following access keys have been assigned to links
to the main areas of the site, making it possible to navigate around the
site without using a mouse:
C=Table of Contents
J=Works by Author
To use the access keys:
- Hold down the Alt key and press the assigned access
- Press Enter.
The page you have chosen should now open.
Note: access keys are supported in Internet Explorer
4.x upwards, Netscape 6.0 upwards and Mozilla Firefox 1.0 upwards.
Note: Mac users should hold down the Ctrl key and press
the assigned access key.
A "Skip navigation" link (the wording is "Jump
to main content") has been provided at the top of each page to enable
users with screen readers to go directly to the content of the page without
needing to repeat the navigation links. It is invisible to the naked eye
but can be read by screen readers.
Other accessibility features
A text description has been added to each image within <alt>
tags. This will appear as a 'tooltip' to users with visual browsers and
will also be read out by screen readers. Images used purely for decorative
purposes contain a null value so they will not be read by screen readers
or generate a 'tooltip' unnecessarily.
All forms have been labelled to make them easier to understand for people
using assistive technology. Text associated with a particular form field
has been given a label in the HTML code to show the relationship. These
labels are not visible on the screen but will be read out by screen readers
and other assistive technologies.