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When we talk about accessibility, we are talking about designing products, devices, services or the environment so that it is as accessible as possible to people who have certain limitations or special needs. The concept of accessibility must provide both "direct access" (i.e. without assistance) as well as "indirect access", which means the possibility of using the support of technology.

Accessibility should not be confused with usability, such as the extent to which a particular user may use certain products, devices, services or environment to achieve their goals.

Accessibility is a universal design which represents the process of creating products that can be used by a wide range of people, whether or not they have some individuality.

Timothy John Berners-Lee, a British physicist and computer scientist, professor of computer science at Oxford University and best known as the inventor of the Web (World Wide Web) once wrote:

"The power of the Internet lies in its universality. Access for all, regardless of any individual's limitations, is an essential aspect."

The web is designed in a way so that anyone could use it (regardless of their hardware, software, language, location or abilities). When the Web meets this goal, it is accessible to people with a wide range of auditory, movement, visual and cognitive abilities.

Therefore, it is worthwhile to remove any obstacles from the Web that could prevent people from using it.

Therefore, our web pages are designed to be accessible from different devices and are automatically adjusted to the size of the screen with redistributing content (computers, tablets, mobile phones).  They are also accessible from different browsers and different operating systems. We designed a tool that can turn some of the "obstacles" into accessible information, even for people who may have any of the limitations listed above.

Clicking on the icon offers different options:

    • keyboard navigation
    • stopping animation in viewable content
    • three options for changing the contrast on your site so that you can change the content you see best in your vision
    • increase font size
    • in the case of special fonts on a web page that is difficult for you to read, you can change the entire font of the website to Arial's basic reading font
    • colored words in the content (active links to other content) that are not sufficiently detected can be highlighted by underlining
    • you can underline the titles in the content
    • when the image is difficult for you to recognize, you can read its title/description
    • If your mouse pointer is poorly visible when using a mouse, you can use two options for enlargement

If none of the improvements in the toolkit are right for you, an email address is available under the heading "Contact Us", where you can send us your question and we will be happy to answer.

InteractionKey Combinations
Navigate through most elementsTab (Forward), Shift + Tab (Back)
Clicks on links and buttonsEnter
Forms - checkbox (uncheck individual options)Space
Forms - "radio button" (tick the appropriate option)Up/Down
Forms - dropdown menu (select appropriate option)Up/down, space to select the appropriate option
Move up and down - »scroll«Space (down), Space + Shift (up)




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