Web Standards

The Jazz Journal website has been designed and developed to the standards laid down by the World Wide Web Consortium. Links are provided at the foot of each page to verify that the page you are viewing is XHTML and CSS compliant. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers. If your browser or browsing device does not support styles sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

For the best experience when using this website it is recommended that you are using a modern web browser that supports web standards correctly, such as the latest versions of Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Safari or Opera. If you are using Internet Explorer it is advisable to upgrade to the very latest version although this site has been fully tested on Internet Explorer version 6 without problems. Apple Macintosh users should use Firefox, Safari, Mozilla or Opera. You may experience minor problems when using Internet Explorer on the Macintosh which are faults of the browser and not this site. Microsoft are no longer supporting this particular browser which is why we recommend a standard compliant browser instead. Linux users should use the latest version of Konqueror or a Mozilla based browser.

Accessibility Features

A number of measures have been taken to make this website more accessible to people with disabilities. Jazz Journal is committed to helping people with disabilities use this website easily and we would welcome any comments or suggestions that would enable us to improve upon the following measures we have taken.

Skip to Content

Each page contains a Skip to Content link which takes you to the beginning of the content area, bypassing the page navigation. This link is only visible if cascacding style sheets are not used or if the "Text Only" style sheet is selected.

Structured Documents

The website has been developed so that all content and presentation markup is separated. All pages have been written so that they are structured documents made up of headings, sub-headings, paragraphs and lists that can be read logically by screen reading software used by blind or visually impaired people.

The title and alt attributes have been applied to all links and images within the website to provide further help and guidance when necessary. Purely decorative graphics include null alt attributes. Additional labelling markup has also been used to assist where data is provided in tables or forms.

Access Keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts which allow the user to navigate around the website without having to use a mouse or other pointing device. All sections of the website are accessible by using keyboard shortcuts, the particular access key for each section is stated within the title attribute. Windows users can press ALT + AccessKey number + Enter, Macintosh users can press CONTROL + AccessKey number. Firefox users may need to press ALT + SHIFT + AccessKey number.

Here is a list of the Access Keys that you can use to navigate the Jazz Journal website:

    * 1 - Home Page
    * 2 - Subscription
    * 3 - Articles and Reviews
    * 4 - Backnumbers
    * 5 - Links
    * d - Change text size to default
    * m - Change text size to medium
    * l - Change text size to large
    * t - Change page style to text only
    * c - Skip to content
    * 0 - Accessibility Help (this page)

Increasing Text Size

Additional cascading style sheets have been created to increase the size that the text is displayed within the website. These can be accessed by clicking on the varying size 'A' characters at the top of the page or by selecting the name of the style sheet from the 'View' menu at the top of the page, and selecting the 'Page Style' option.

Alternatively, you can increase the size of the text on the Jazz Journal website by using tools built into your browser. Internet Explorer users: select the 'view' option at the top of the page, choose 'text size' and pick either larger or largest.

Mozilla and Firefox users: select the 'view' option at the top of the page, choose 'text size' and use the 'increase' function until the text is a satisfactory size.