European Structural Funds Online Applications & Progress Reports


Accessibility Information

As part of the design of the EUROSYS system, we have made every effort to make our web site accessible.

We aim to make the site conform W3C's "Double-A" standard. Each page that conforms will include the logo:

Level Double-A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

Keyboard Navigation

To make web pages easy to navigate by keyboard, access keys have been created that let you place the focus on specific parts of a page. Access keys are key combinations that move the focus to a desired element. After pressing the access key, you press ENTER to select the desired element.

These access keys are designed to work with Microsoft Internet Explorer (versions 5.x, 6.x, 7.x) and Netscape Navigator (versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x). Access keys may not function if you are using other Web browsers or earlier versions of Internet Explorer or Navigator.

Using Access Keys

The web site uses standard access keys for some common functions.

  • To move the focus to the Accessibility link in the page header (the link to this page), press ALT+0 (zero). Then press ENTER to open the link.
  • To move the focus to the first link on the left navigation bar (if one exists), press ALT+1. Once you're on the first link on the left navigation bar, you can move the focus to other items on the left navigation bar by pressing the TAB key.
  • To move the focus to the first element after the page navigation elements, press ALT+Z.

Each web site page may include additional access keys to access elements specific to that page. These additional access keys will be an ALT+<letter> combination.

Other standard access keys may be created for web pages in the future. If new standard access keys are created, this page will be updated with the new information.

Other Accessibility Measures for Internet Explorer

Other measures can also be taken to improve the accessibility of this site and these are given below:

To apply the font and colour changes below permanently:

  • on the 'Tools' menu, click 'Internet Options'
  • on the 'General' tab, click on 'Accessibility'
  • click the three boxes to show ticks
  • click 'OK'

Using a sans serif font (such as Arial), rather than a serif font (such as Times New Roman) can make text easier to read:

  • on the 'Tools' menu, click 'Internet Options'
  • on the 'General' tab, click on 'Fonts'
  • in the 'Web page font' and 'Plain text font' lists, choose the fonts you would like to use
  • click 'OK'

To enlarge the text:

  • on the 'Browser' menu click 'View'
  • click 'Text size'
  • choose the size of text

Changing the font and background colours can help improve the clarity of the page. To change the font and background colours:

  • on the 'Tools' menu, click 'Internet Options'
  • on the 'General' tab, click 'Colours'
  • deselect the 'Use Windows Colours' tick box
  • select the box next to 'Text' and choose a colour
  • click Background, and select the colour you want to use.
  • click 'OK'

To remove images on the website:

  • under 'Tools', click 'Internet Options'
  • on the 'Advanced' tab, scroll down to the 'Multimedia' heading
  • click on the 'Show pictures' option to remove the tick
  • click on 'Apply', and then click on 'OK'