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Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring that our blog directory is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please use our contact form, as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.

Standard compliance

1. All pages on this site follow U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
2. All pages on this site follow priorities 1 & 2 of the guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
3. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional or HTML 4.01 Transitional.
4. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, users using "JAWS," can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3. Opera users can skip sections by using "S" and "W" to cycle forwards and backwards respectively through headings.

Our Structural Markup

Web pages on https://www.bloggingfusion.com include 6 different areas:

1. A header bar that includes the main navigation,
2. A "side navigation bar",
3. A main content area,
4. Text advertising,
5. Banner advertising,
6. A footer,

When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), the 6 areas are read in the above order.

Access Keys Applied to all pages

This site uses the accesskey attribute. Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

Unfortunately, access keys often clash with keys set aside for use with other UAs (i.e. assistive technology). For this reason, we have decided to not set default access keys, but rather use a numeric approach.

Important Note: Internet Explorer requires you to press ALT + an access key + Enter to access linked documents.

Acess Keys Definition

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that are intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse. They are intended to simplify navigation for people using special devices such as screen readers by delivering quick access to important links. Users that can view a full web page already have this quick access because important links can be made to stand out on the page using numerous visual methods.

Access Keys Implemented

More in depth information about access keys and implementing them can be found at W3C Accessibility Guidelines.

List of Available Access Keys On Blogging Fusion

 S – Skip to content
 N – Skip to main navigation
 1 – Homepage
 2 – Submit Blog
 3 – Popular Blogs
 4 – New Blogs
 5 – Top Rated Blogs
 6 – Contact US
 7 – Benifits
 8 – Support
 9 – About US
10 – Suggest Category
11 – Terms Of Service
12 – Privacy Policy
13 – Sitemap
14 – RSS Feed
15 – Google Sitemap
16 – Latest Developments
17 – Latest Articles
18 – Featured Blogs
19 – Blog Audience Rating
20 – Featured Blog Winners
21 – Text Advertising
22 – Banner Advertising
23 – Tips For Approval
24 – Link To US
AS – Accessibility Statement

How to use Access Keys for different OS Systems

Internet Explorer 5+ 6+ 7+ (Windows PC Users)
Hold down the ALT key, press the number or letter of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER

Internet Explorer 4 (Windows PC Users)
Hold down the ALT key and press the number or letter of the access key

Internet Explorer 5+ 6+ 7+ (Macintosh Users Mac)
Hold down the CTRL key and press the number or letter of the access key

Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac)
Access keys are not supported

Firefox 2+ (Windows PC Users)
Hold down the ALT key and the SHIFT key, and press the number or letter of the access key

Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac)
Access Keys Not supported

Netscape 7 (Windows PC Users)
Hold down the ALT key and press the number or letter of the access key

Mozilla (Windows PC Users)
Hold down the ALT key and press the number or letter of the access key

Mozilla (Mac)
Hold down the CTRL key and press the number or letter of the access key

Safari and Omniweb (Mac)
Hold down the CTRL key and press the number or letter of the access key

Included Images

1. All images used on this web site have suitable alt attributes.
2. All content should be usable or accessible with images "off" or (disabled).
3. The main navigation bar on this site uses an image replacement technique (image rollover) that makes the links accessible to non-visual browsers.

Directory Links

1. All links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.

2. All directory links are written to make sense out of context. NO JavaScript or CGI Scripts used for any hyperlink or text link.

3. The first link in every document uses a "Skip Content". It is to skip directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content). We have implemented this feature in a way that it allows Internet Explorer users to tab through (past that target link).

4. All Blogs or URLs are permanent whenever possible.

All Contact Forms or Submission Forms

1. All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labeled.
2. We provide an email address as an alternative form of access for our online forms.
3. Forms on this site can be accessed through an access key
4. Form validation routine does not rely on client-side scripting.


Site Wide Scripts

1. We are using non obtrusive client-side scripts.
2. We are using server-side scripting language which does not effect functionality.
3. All content of this web site is usable without JavaScript support.

Pop-up Windows

1. In visual browsers, unless Javascript is disabled, a small icon appears next to links to external resources, the title attribute of these links says "(opens in new window)".
2. Browsers with Pop-up blockers should be able to access these external documents.

Overall Visual Design

1. Our directory uses cascading style sheets for visual layout (CSS).
2. Our directory uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size," option in visual browsers.
3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
4. Any information conveyed through the use of color is also available without color (i.e. text based).

Accessibility Statement 01/02/2007 © Blogging Fusion Blog Directory