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Accessibility

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."

Tim Berners-Lee Director of W3C and inventor of the World Wide Web

Quick and easy to use: the new web pages of the Medical University of Vienna

The new pages of the Medical University of Vienna conform to the guidelines for accessible web sites. The pages are coded in a linear way (line by line), and provide a clear and simple structure. In that way, the new pages of the Medical University of Vienna are compatible with text-only browsers and screen reader software, and offer an easy-to-use interface for visitors who use "keyboard-only system" and do not use a "mouse" as navigational device.

A clear content structure, as well as user-friendly graphics, make navigating our new pages easy. For optimal readability, the font size can be adjusted with your browser. High color contrasts facilitate the readability of the pages.

Alternative descriptions are provided for browsers that do not display images and videos. Visitors with screen reader software may "skip navigational items" and jump directly to the content on each page.

Links open in the same browser window; there are no "pop-up windows". Only links to PDF files and external web sites will open in a new window. Links are clearly marked throughout our pages.

Technical information

The new pages of the Medical University of Vienna are compliant to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) XHTML and CSS standards. We do not use frames; tables are not being used for layout purposes, but for representation of tabular data only.

Our Stylesheets are compatible with all recent web browsers, and have been optimized for W3C standards compliant browsers.

The new pages of the Medical University of Vienna conform to WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) guidelines conformance level "Double-A".