COCC Web Accessibility Information
In an effort to help the Central Oregon Community College Web be
as accessible as possible to a broad audience, COCC is working to
implement the below standards on all COCC web pages.
Due to the extensive content that COCC has on the web, these
standards do not yet apply to every page, but their use is
recommended and will become more prevelant as time allows.
To make Central Oregon Community College web pages easy to
navigate by keyboard, access keys have been created that let you
place focus on specific parts of pages that have access keys
enabled. Access keys are key combinations that select the desired
element. Once the element is selected, you can then press ENTER to
follow the selected link.
These access keys are designed to work with Microsoft Internet
Explorer 5.x and Netscape Navigator 6 or later. Access keys
may not function if you are using other Web browsers or earlier
versions of Internet Explorer or Navigator.
To assist with navigating the elements on a standard COCC web
page the following keyboard shortcuts can be used.
- ALT+1 : Places focus on first link in a side navigation
bar. Subsequent tabs continue on in the normal TAB
- ALT+2 : Places focus on first link in the top right
navigation list (for example, COCC Home). You can
then press TAB to move through other navigation items.
- ALT+3 : Places focus in typing box of the COCC Search
- ALT+4 : Places focus on the link to the current page's
parent in the breadcrumb list at the top of the page. TAB
will move the focus in to the body of the current page and
SHIFT+TAB will move up through the breadcrumb list.
- ALT+5 : Places focus on the ask for
- ALT+0 : Places focus on the
Accessibility link in the page footer.
Other access keys may be created for Central Oregon Community
College web pages in the future. As new access keys are created,
this page will be updated with the new information.
Viewing pages in high-contrast mode
Internet Explorer will ignore your Windows settings and display
the page as it was originally created unless you do the
- In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu,
select Internet Options and then select
- Check Ignore Colors Specified On Web
Pages , Ignore Font Styles Specified On Web
Pages, and Ignore Font Sizes Specified On Web
Pages, and then click OK
For information about viewing pages in high-contrast mode using
other Web browsers, consult the Help for your browser.
Images used on Central Oregon Community College web pages
contain 'alt tags,' which provide a text description of the image
for use with screen readers or other assistive technologies. In
cases where an alt tag would provide no information or would be
redundant with bordering text, alt tags may be excluded.
If you have questions or suggestions please visit our Disability
Services web, http://www.cocc.edu/Disability-Services/
For helpful tips and information regarding creating accessible webpages click here.