We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this promise, we aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level, published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us provide a site that is accessible to all people, from the blind to the motor impaired.
This website utilizes various technologies all meant to make it more accessible. We utilize an interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs. This interface replaces the older fashioned method of providing all users with the same, lesser but accessible design or user interface.
Here are some of the interface’s capabilities:
- Font handling‚ users can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
- Color handling‚ users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different coloring options.
- Animations‚ epileptic users can stop all running animations in an instant, at the click of a button. Those animations include videos, GIFs and CSS flashing transitions.
- Content highlighting‚ users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements specifically.
- Audio muting‚ users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets users mute the entire website instantly.
- Cognitive disorders‚ we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
Other options, we provide users the option to change cursor color and sizing, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard and much more.
UCI LARC accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of the external websites or external documents linked to on this website.
Browser Keyboard Shortcuts
Navigate through our web pages without the use of mouse. Some commands may not work with every Internet browser version.
|Action||Shortcut (Windows)||Shortcut (Mac)|
|Increase text size||Ctrl + + (Plus sign)||Option + ⌘ Cmd + +(Plus sign)|
|Decrease text size||Ctrl + - (Minus sign)||Option + ⌘ Cmd + -(Minus sign)|
|Move forward from link to link||Tab||Tab|
|Move backward from link to link||Shift + Tab||Shift + Tab|
|Move from box to box||Tab||Tab|
|Go to top of page||Home||Home|
|Go to bottom of page||End||End|
|Close window||Ctrl + W||⌘ Cmd + W|
|Go back a page||Alt + ← (Left Arrow)||⌘ Cmd + ← (Left Arrow)|
|Go forward a page||Alt + → (Right Arrow)||⌘ Cmd + → (Right Arrow)|
Find additional keyboard shortcuts specific to your web browser:
If you have difficulty accessing any material on our website due to a disability, please contact our Webmaster:
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