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Introduction to Accessibility

The website of Hilongos is handicapped accessible programmed, therefore the information of all pages are available of many Internet users without major browser settings, modifications or adjustments.

The individual sections of the site (navigation, header, text) were programmed using a standard and valid XHTML code which is the basis for accessibility. Using Cascading Style Sheets the actual content of a page is separated from looks. This allows for example the use of external tools to access web pages.

User Help

This assistance is intended to explain how the barrier-free designed web pages fit for their individual needs and can be used therefore. Here we demonstrate the advantages which result from the improved accessibility.

Magnification

For people with low vision, provide graphical browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Opera very good and simple magnification options.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer

    By using the Internet Explorer, you can enlarge the text of this page. To do this via the browser, open the menu bar View and click on the menu point Text Size. There you choose the size of the font which will fit for your needs. Unfortunately, you can select in Internet Explorer only between five levels from very small to very large, or use the keyboard shortcut "CTRL" and "+" or "CTRL" and "-".

    If this magnification should not be enough, you have to intervene more deeply into the operating system and change the settings in the Control Panel from the menu accessibility options. If you would like to do you can change as well the contrast. Windows offers as standard numerous presets. To do this, follow these steps:

    ~ Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel or Start > Control Panel.
    ~ Open Accessibility Options.
    ~ Pick a category or Select the Display tab.
    ~ Select the Enable check box contrast.
    ~ Select Settings under a different contrast of your choice.
    ~ Confirm the changes.

    Mozilla Firefox

    If you are using Mozilla Firefox, you have a very good magnifying function. This takes only the font size into account but no graphics or pictures.

    To do this via the browser menu bar from the View menu select Zoom and specify the font size in percent. It is easier using the keyboard commands "CTRL" and "+" or "CTRL" and "-" to shrink the font. By using the shortcut "CTRL" and "0" you reset the font size to the default value of 100 percent.

    Opera

    Opera offers a unique zoom feature. With the help of the browser you can display the contents of up to 1000 percent increase. Special feature: Not only the text, but all the elements such as graphics and images can be enlarged. Choose to view the menu bar and specify the zoom factor.

    If you avoid going through the menu at Opera we would like to offer several ways to influence the zoom factor by keyboard control. In increments of ten, so a ten percent increase in magnification is achieved by pressing “+“, a corresponding reduction in the level of zoom by 10 percent by pressing “-“. Back to normal view is reached by pressing the button F6. Recent versions of Opera also allow 100% increase in increments using "CTRL" and "+", which vice versa with "CTRL" and "-" also works with a reduction in. Opera also offers a choice between an author and a user-mode to switch back and forth. Numerous presets and viewing options, such from high contrast to the view for small screens, provide optimal comfort setting for almost every user.

    Monitor Settings

    You can change the resolution of your monitor through Control Panel (“Display”, than "Settings" tab). For example you reduce from 1024x768 to 800x600 pixels. Than, images and text appear larger overall. This adjustment applies to all on your PC running programs.

    Other output devices / tools

    Other technical aids for the above browsers, such as screen magnifier or screen reader are also available on the market. The selection is so individual and so can meet any physical disability needs.

Forms and file formats

When downloading large files for some reason can be selected file formats, which require installation of a specific program on your computer (for example: *.pps for a PowerPoint presentation or *.xls for an Excel file.).

Largely, however, all files are available for download in PDF format. With PDF files, forms and other documents can be viewed and printed on virtually all operating systems. Unfortunately, currently not all PDF files are accessible. We try, however, to take this into account for the future.

To be able to open a PDF file, you need to have the free version Acrobat Reader from Adobe. If the Acrobat Reader is already installed on your PC, you can view the PDF documents. Just click here on the appropriate link. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed yet, you can use this

link

to download it for free.

Recommendation

Outdated browsers, which are not able to control the current standards, can also access our website, but it is not guaranteed that all content and functions are fully accessible. As well the presentation might be different with current browsers. For better results, more safety and more comfort when surfing the Internet, we recommend the use of modern browser, such as the current version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer that is freely available on the Internet and is available for download for most operating systems.

Problems

We are committed to our website accessible to the best of my knowledge and belief WCAG compliant to where we does not want to exclude the possibility, that still it could not be improved something. Therefore, we are grateful for any information of each user.

In this case, please contact: hilongos@hilongos.com.ph.