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Accessibility

The term Accessibility is used to declare that a product (website, mobile phone, electronic application) is designed and implemented so that it can be used by all people with or without disabilities.

In detail, a website is accessible when every person (aged, people with sight problems or hearing) can take advantage its functionality at its maximum level.

ALUMINIUM OF GREECE, showing its social face, with this website offers every person equal opportunities certfying that no dissability will prevent them using it.

When possible, ALUMINIUM OF GREECE follows the rules that have been founded by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and especially the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Access Keys

METKA website offers the following access keys:

  • 1 - Home Page
  • 3 - Sitemap
  • 9 - Contact
  • 0 - Accessibility

NOTE: It is possible that your browser does not support this functionallity. In the following table the usage is shown:


Browser Key Combination
Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)
Alt + Specified key, then press Enter
Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) Ctrl + Specified key
Mozilla Firefox* Alt + Specified key
Apple Safari Alt + Specified key
Google Chrome Alt + Αντίστοιχο κουμπί
Opera Shift + Escape (shows the available access keys) + Specified key

NOTE: In many Firefox version, the access keys functionality has to be enabled first.

Fonts

During the implementation we took in mind that non-serif font types are more easy to read by more people. In addition theres a big contrast ratio between the background and the font color, in order not to compromise any readability.


Changing the Font Size

This website offers a mechanism that is able to change the font size in places that it is needed, so that people with vision problems can be able to read easily the content.

To use this tool you have to navigate to the page footer and click the link "AAA".

In addition you can increase or decrease the size of the whole page using the functionallity that most modern browsers offer.

Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9

In order to change the magnification level, you must follow the following steps:

  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the + (plus) key to increase the page size.
  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the - (minus) key to decrease the page size.
  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the 0 (zero) to reset any magnification applied.

Also you can adjust the text size by choosing "View" and then "Text Size".

Internet Explorer 6

Also you can adjust the text size by choosing "View" and then "Text Size".

Mozilla Firefox

In order to change the magnification level, you must follow the following steps:

  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the + (plus) key to increase the page size.
  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the - (minus) key to decrease the page size.
  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the 0 (zero) to reset any magnification applied.
  • Choose menu "View" then "Zoom" and make your choice.

Also you can change only the text size by choosing "View", then "Zoom" and choosing "Zoom only text". In this case, the above key shortcuts will not change the whole site size, but only the font size.

Apple Safari

In order to change the magnification level, you must follow the following steps:

  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the + (plus) key to increase the page size.
  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the - (minus) key to decrease the page size.
  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the 0 (zero) to reset any magnification applied.
  • Choose "View" then click the option "Zoom in", or "Zoom out" or "Zoom Text Only".

Opera

In order to change the magnification level in Opera 9, you must follow the following steps:

  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the + (plus) key to increase the page size.
  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the - (minus) key to decrease the page size.
  • Press and hold Ctrl and then press the 0 (zero) to reset any magnification applied.
  • Click the arrow next to the magnifying glass located bottom right and then choose the zoom level you desire.

Screen Readers

Due to the fact that people with vision problems use different browsers, the current website is designed so that it can integrate with Screen Readers.

Using text alternatives, all photos are described. Finally, descriptive titles and different colors are used in the hyperlinks so that they can easily describe where they lead.