We have recently redesigned the website with the aim to improve accessibility. This page contains some useful information regarding the accessibility of the SPARC website.
SPARC Website and Browser compatibility
The website has been tested with many different browsers and settings. However, modern webdesign standards were used for our layout and to improve accessibility but, unfortunately, some older browsers like Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape 6 and older have problems with rendering the page layout correctly. If you are using any of these, we highly recommend to upgrade these browsers, not only because of compatibility issues but also because of serious security issues with these browsers.
Feel free to contact our Website Administrator, Daniel Guth, about any problems you experience during your visit of our website. Furthermore, you can contact him if you want more information about accessibility or need other support regarding the website.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you generally can press ALT + an access key, in Internet Explorer you need to press Enter afterwards; on a Macintosh, you generally can press Control + an access key.
All pages on this site define the following access keys:
- s - Skip navigation
- 1 - Home page
- 2 - Recent News
- 3 - Site map
- 4 - Search
- 8 - Imprint & Disclaimer
- 9 - Contact Information
- 0 - Access key details
This is the official accessibility statement for SPARC - Strategic Promotion of Ageing Research Capacity. We aim to provide an overall accessible website and are currently working intensely on ensuring that this website complies with the accessibility standards established by the World Wide Web Consortium`s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
Due to the nature of the SPARC website, we provide third party documents, such as pdf documents of presentations, where we do not have any influence of the accessibility of those. If you have problems accessing any of those, please contact our Website Administrator, Daniel Guth,.
Mozilla Firefox: A very popular, opensource and free browser. It is available in many different languages and for different operating systems, including almost all Windows versions, Linux and Mac OS X 10.2.x and later, see Firefox System Requirements for further information.
One of the advantages of Firefox is the amount of available Add-ons, especially the Extensions, that can be found on their Firefox Add-Ons website and add further functions to this valuable browser, including the Mozilla Accessibility Extension by the Illinois Center for Instructional Technology Accessibility.
iCab 3 is the recommended browser for Mac OS 8.5 to 9.2.2. A free beta version is available as well as a commercial Pro version.
Disclaimer: While we recommend the above browsers, we cannot guarantee that these will work on your system correctly. If you are having any problems, please contact the respective development team.