Access keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press alt + an access key; in Safari, you can press ctrl + alt + an access key. The following access keys are available throughout the Web Foundation website:


Access key Target
S Skip navigation
1 Homepage
2 What’s New
3 Site Map
4 Search
8 Terms and Conditions
9 Contact
0 Access key details

Standards Compliance

All pages comply with priority 1 guidelines of the W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the U.S.Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.

All pages validate as XHTML 1 Transitional. They use structured semantic markup. For example, on the home page H2 tags are used for blog post titles. In particular, this enables JAWS users to skip to the next post using alt+insert+2.

Navigation Aids

All archive pages have rel=previous, next, and home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers and screen readers. Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by selecting the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).

All tables have properly scoped header cells, to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. Where required, tables also have a caption and a summary.


Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).

Whenever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list, separately from the page. To aid this, link text is never duplicated; two links with the same link text always point to the same address.

There are no javascript: pseudo-links. All links can be followed in any browser, even if scripting is turned off. There are no links that open new windows without warning.

Visual design

This site uses CSS for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

The layout accommodates resizing text and, as relative units have been used, text can even be re-sized in Internet Explorer for Windows.


We’ve also done some testing for the colour blind.

Known Issues

  1. We have the same access keys referenced in the header and footer so “duplicates” are being reported.
  2. We have a Home text link and logo link, so a duplicate is being reported.
  3. On the news page, after each article it says, “Read More”, which may be confusing. If you find this is the case and you feel we should have a unique identifier for each Read More link, please let us know at webmaster at webfoundation dot org

Considerations and Feedback

There are potentially some visual contrast issues that site impaired users may face should they not by default have adjusted their OS screen contrast or enlarged their type and/or web browser by default. If there are issues that you’re experiencing with your standard use of the Web Foundation site, please contact us at webmaster at webfoundation dot org with any feedback, requests or recommendations.

Licensing & copyrights

All content is licenced under CC BY 3.0 Licence.