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Accessibility

VolvoOceanRace.com has made a commitment to make this website accessible.

The site is working towards conformance to Double-A accessibility compliance as set out by the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 1.0 (WVAG 1.0), including all Priority 1 and Priority 2 and some Priority 3 checkpoints as defined in the Guidelines.

Navigation
There is one main navigation menu and screen reader users can 'skip' these navigation links by using 'skipnav'.

Layout
Text is laid out using style sheets which conform to accessibility standards. Users can change the style sheets in their browsers to make viewing easier for their individual requirements. The document standard used is XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

Access keys
VolvoOceanRace.com website incorporates ACCESSKEY functionality. These keys can be used to navigate the site quickly and easily. The ACCESSKEY functionality used on this site is as follows:
•    Go to content
•    Go to main navigation
•    Go to site and accessibility information

IE 6,7
Simply hold down Alt, then press the corresponding number, release and then press return.

Netscape 8 / Mozilla
Simply hold down Alt, then press the corresponding number.

Netscape 9 / Firefox 2
Simply hold down Shift + Alt, then press the corresponding number.

Opera
Hold down Shift + Esc to enter 'access key' mode - a list of available accesskeys will then be displayed, with the access key in brackets, followed by the link title. Press the corresponding key to open the link. To close 'access key' mode without opening one of the links, press Shift + Esc again.

 

Safari
Simply hold down Ctrl, then press the corresponding number.

 

Site Map
There is a site map that can help you navigate around the site.

 

Further information
Supplementary information on these accessibility issues can be found at www.cast.org/bobby and the Web Accessibility Initiative www.w3c.org/WAI This link opens in a new window. Please note that clicking on the links or logos will open a new browser window.