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Accessibility

Seraphic Zephyr is accessible and usable.

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Accesskeys

Most aspects of this site can be accessed through various portals within the site, namely, the site map, the home page, and the blog and design areas.

You can access these pages using accesskeys — by pressing ALT + accesskey in Windows browsers, and pressing CTRL + accesskey on Mac browsers.

Here is a quick reference for accesskeys on this site:

Also, on every page is a link to this page, the Accessibility Statement, and also to skip to the content. These links are invisible to normal browsers but screen–reading browsers will read them.

Markup

Seraphic Zephyr uses valid XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2, and 508 per the recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium. To validate any of the site’s pages, you can use the accesskeys 5 (XHTML), 6 (CSS), and 7 (508) to validate. Or you can use the three links at the bottom of the screen.

Every piece of markup on this site, thankfully, is semantic, including headings, bold–facings, and italicizations.

JavaScript

Although JavaScript is avoided in Seraphic Zephyr, it was essential to use the language for the blog comments. You can still access every part of the site with JavaScript turned off, except for the blog comments and trackbacks. In order to be able to view the blog comments and trackbacks, turn JavaScript on and link text will appear below each blog post.

JavaScript links consist of what are called “pseudo–links” whose target begins with “javascript:”. As said before, the only links using those are the blog comment and trackback links.

Typography

Seraphic Zephyr uses relative font sizes for its text. This text can be resized using several commands for different browsers.

Images

Every image has a meaningful alt attribute. That is a guarantee. Seraphic Zephyr does not use spacer images — all images have some contextual meaning. There are no decorative images with null attributes.

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