Web Care on the IVE-Information Technology Discipline Website

The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) – Information Technology (IT) Discipline's website has been endeavoring to convey technology advancement in academic industry. We have taken accessibility into our considerations when we revamped our corporate website with an objective to enable people with different levels and different forms of disabilities to browse the website without any barrier.

Contents in IVE- IT Discipline's website since February 2013 has followed the internationally recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in designing and providing the latest web care features for people with different disabilities, including blindness / low vision, deafness / hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, etc. We have also consulted a number of rehabilitation groups on their website browsing habits to ensure the design of our corporate website is user-friendly to them.

Level Double-A conformance, 
          W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Here below are some of the special web care features which facilitate people with disabilities to browse our website:

Accessible by Popular Browsers and Operating Systems

The XHTML 1.0 has been applied to the webpages on IVE- IT Discipline's website. Users can access them with any browser that complies with the standard. But exactly how a webpage is displayed differs between browsers, computers and operating systems. For the best viewing, we suggest using Internet Explorer 7 or above for Windows or Firefox 3 or above, Safari 4 or above, or Chrome for Windows, Mac OS or Linux.

Screen Resolution

The contents of IVE- IT Discipline's website can be best viewed at the screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or above.

Text Only Version

Besides the standard graphical version with text and images, a special text only version for the visually impaired is also provided with the same content presented in clear and systematic format.

Enlarged Text Size (AAA)

Users can enlarge the text size up to 150% of its original size through a set of buttons on the top of every page.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Users who may be less adapt to using mouse, such as the blind or those with neuromuscular impairments, may need to use the keyboard without a mouse to browse a website. IVE- IT Discipline's website was designed in a way that users can use the keyboard exclusively to access all features and contents. For example, when users use the tab key, the cursor will move to all of the menus, hyperlinks or input boxes one by one in a logical order.

Some browsers also provide keyboard shortcuts that can make it easier to browse the website with keyboard only. Lists of shortcuts for Internet Explorer and Firefox are available through the following links:

Keyboard shortcuts for Internet Explorer
Keyboard shortcuts for Firefox

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