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Accessibility Features for Users with Disabilities at Savalas.TV

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Savalas.TV is committed to ensuring that its site is accessible to all users. This site conforms to existing recommendations and standards and has been tested with various assistive technologies. If you encounter a problem accessing this site, please contact us.

Access Keys

Access keys let you navigate around Savalas.TV without using your mouse. They can be used to jump directly to different sections of Savalas.TV or certain areas within a page, without having to move your mouse at all. Below are two tables; the first is a listing of access keys common to all pages in our website, and beneath it are usage instructions for your browser. Please note that some assistive technology tools such as the IBM HomePage Reader© and WindowEyes© already make use of the alt+[access key] combinations. As such, users of these tools will not be able to use these access keys. These access key assignments are based on research into best practice across the web (in an attempt to be consistent with other sites' access keys), and an understanding of the key global navigation requirements of Savalas.TV users. If you have any comments on how Savalas.TV could make better use of access keys, please use the information provided at our Contact Page.

Access key Function or Destination
1 go to the Savalas.TV home page
2 go to the Savalas.TV shop page
3 go to the Savalas.TV media page
4 go to the Savalas.TV news/weblog page
5 go to the Savalas.TV games page
6 go to the Savalas.TV links page
7 go to the Savalas.TV about page
8 go to the Savalas.TV information page
9 go to the Savalas.TV help page
0 go to the Savalas.TV contact page
f go to the Savalas.TV family page
c skip to main content of current page (for non-visual browsers)
t go to a text-only version of the current page
h skip to the search box on the current page
k go to the Savalas.TV accessibility information page
d donate/make payments to Savalas.TV

How to use Access Keys in your Browser

Browser What to do
Internet Explorer 5+ (PC) Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 4 (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac) Access keys are not supported
Netscape 6 and earlier (PC/Mac) Access keys are not supported
Netscape 7 (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Safari and Omniweb (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Opera Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the access key

The Savalas.TV Web site is designed to let you change the text size, text and background colors, and other display settings through standard browser settings.

This page shows you how to use some of these browser display settings.

To Change Text Size

Most Web browsers include functionality to let you increase or decrease the text in a Web page. For example, to increase text size:

Browser Example Menu Items Macintosh Shortcut Windows Shortcut
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer screen capture as described in the page
View >
Text Size >
. .
Firefox/Netscape screen capture as described in the page
View >
Text Size >
Command+ Ctrl++
Opera Opera screen capture as described in the page
View >
Zoom >
Command+ +



Safari Safari screen capture as described in the page View >
Make Text Bigger
Command+ .

Why doesn't this work with some other Web sites?

The browser settings on this page should work when browsers and Web sites meet WAI guidelines and are designed for accessibility, flexibility, and user control. However, some browsers do not provide as much user control, and some Web sites are designed to defeat browser settings. Text resizing does not work well in browsers and Web sites that do not meet accessibility guidelines.

For a Plain Layout View

Turning off the style sheet gives a plain layout view, which:

Browser Example Menu Items
Firefox Firefox screen capture as described in the page View >
Page Style >
No Style
Opera Opera screen capture as described in the page View >
Style >
User Mode

Other Text and Color Changes

Many browsers provide functionality to set different aspects of font and color. Below are examples of how to access this functionality.

Browser Example To access functionality:
Firefox Firefox screen capture as described in the page Windows Menu items: Tools > Options
Macintosh Menu items: Firefox > Preferences

In dialog box: General (in the left pane), Fonts & Colors (button)

Opera . Windows Menu items: Tools > Preferences
Macintosh Menu items: Opera > Preferences

In dialog box: Fonts and Page Style (in the left pane)

Should all Web sites include instructions like this?

It is not an accessibility requirement that Web sites include information on changing text sizes and colors like this page. We chose to include this information to help people who want to know how to change their browser settings and may not know how.

Web browsers and Web sites should be designed following WAI guidelines so that people can easily change text sizes and colors.

Note: No Browser Endorsement

Savalas.TV does not endorse specific Web browsers and does not recommend one browser over another. While some common browsers are included in this page, mention of a specific browser does not imply endorsement or recommendation.

Alternative Web Browsing

introduction - specialized browsers - screen readers - adaptive browsers - voice browsers - other access methods

This is a collection of pointers to information, and where possible, to demonstration versions of alternative browsing methods.

People with disabilities, whether temporary -- such as a slow connection or eyes "disabled" by having to watch traffic -- or permanent -- such as hearing, visual, physical or cognitive impairment -- use a wide range of alternative approaches, different from traditional mouse-and-screen-based browsers.

People with visual impairment or reading difficulties rely on speech output, Braille displays or screen magnification; and in many cases use the keyboard instead of the mouse. People who can't use a keyboard rely either on voice recognition for spoken commands, or on switch devices which can be controlled by head, mouth or eye movements. People whose eyes are busy with another task may need Web access using voice-driven systems. This page is intended to give you background and pointers to solutions for these scenarios.

The purpose of this collection is to reflect the whole range of approaches used for browsing. If you design Web pages, then this will allow you to try out a particular browsing method with specific sites as a way of checking how usable they are for a given browser, or combination of browser and screen-reader, voice-recognition, or other adaptive systems. If you are a user who may be interested in finding the most effective method for you, then you should also find useful information here.

The area is divided into five sections:


Inclusion of products on this reference list does not mean that they are endorsed by Savalas.TV. Products are listed in alphabetical order, with no quality rating. Savalas.TV provides the information on this page as a service to the Web community and in good faith. However Savalas.TV cannot verify the accuracy of all claims made by developers or users.

Section 1: Browsers specifically designed for people with disabilities

For each of the following browsers, a brief description is given indicating which of the above adaptive features is supported. Browsers are english language versions unless otherwise specified.

Section 2: Screen-readers

A screen-reader is used to allow navigation of the screen presented by the operating system, using speech or Braille output, and should therefore enable use of any mainstream application. In the context of browsing this usually means that they are used in conjunction with Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or, less often, with one of the other non-disability-specific browsers such as LYNX and Opera, detailed in section 3. Listed below are the home pages of all the major developers of screen-readers for different versions of Windows, and including one for Macintosh. Many of these include support for MS-DOS, either as an integral part of the Windows version, or in conjunction with a stand-alone DOS screen-reader. They all provide demonstration versions.

Section 3: Browsers with adaptive technology

These browsers are all designed for general use, but are of interest because they may give enhanced accessibility in combination with particular adaptive systems, and some have enhanced screen magnification or navigation options.

Section 4: Voice browsers

These are systems which allow voice-driven navigation, some with both voice-in and voice-out, and some allowing telephone-based web access.

Section 5: Other access methods

We will be expanding this section to include links to reference lists of other access technologies such as screen magnifiers and voice recognition programs which can be used in conjunction with Web browsers.

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