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STASIS - Software for Ambient Semantic Interoperable Services

Software for Ambient Semantic Interoperable Services

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Web Page Accreditation

This page has been checked using the following on-line tools:

  • EXTERNAL LINK: Explanation of Level Triple-A Conformance
  • EXTERNAL LINK: XHTML Web page validator
  • EXTERNAL LINK: Cascading Style Sheet validator
  • EXTERNAL LINK: Wave 4.0 accessibility validator
  • EXTERNAL LINK: Lynx Viewer (text-only web browser)

Accessibility Statement

We believe that everyone has a right to access information, whoever they are, and we are committed to ensuring that as many people as possible can access and use this web site.

To this end, we have worked hard to ensure that every page is laid out in an easy-to-navigate way, and we have included a site map, search facility and help section, should you experience any problems.

We have taken care to ensure that this web site is usable with screen readers such as Lynx. Furthermore, in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Part Four (as amended by the Special Educational Needs Disability Act 2001) and the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, we have made every attempt to ensure that all of the pages within this web site comply with all of the Priority 1 (A) accessibility checkpoints, as defined in the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. In fact, our commitment is such that almost all of our web pages are actually Priority 3 (Triple-A) compliant.

In all cases where a page is at least Priority 1 (A) compliant, a logo indicating the level of compliance for that page can be found below the "External Web Sites" submenu.

Access Keys

Access keys enable people to move quickly between different sections and pages of a web site without the use of a mouse. This web site has the following access keys:

UK standard access keys:

  • S - Skip navigation
  • 1 - Home page
  • 3 - Site map
  • 4 - Search
  • 6 - Help
  • 8 - Terms and conditions
  • 9 - Feedback
  • 0 - Accessibility

STASIS web site specific access keys:

The following keys represent the main sections of this web site. The access key for each section is underlined in the main menu.

  • A - About STASIS
  • C - Contact us
  • D - Downloads
  • G - Gallery
  • L - Links
  • N - News
  • P - Project Partners
  • U - Publications
  • W - Workshop

Browsers supporting access keys

At the time of writing (October 2005), the following browsers are known to support access keys:

  • Firefox
  • Galeon (version 1 onwards)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5 onwards)
  • Mozilla (9.xx builds, versions 1.xx onwards)
  • Netscape Navigator (version 6 onwards)
  • Opera (version 7 onwards for PC, version 6 onwards for Mac)

How to use access keys

The way access keys work depends upon which browser you are using.

  • Windows computers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Hold down the ALT key and select the access key, then press ENTER
    • Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox: Hold down the ALT key and select the access key
    • Opera: Hold down the SHIFT and ESC keys (making sure to press SHIFT first), release both keys, then select the access key
  • Mac computers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Hold down the CTRL key and select the access key, then press ENTER
    • Netscape/Mozilla: Hold down the CTRL key and select the access key

External Links

All external links on this site open in a new browser window. External text links are highlighted in bold green and are underlined. Images which link to external web sites have alternative text which begins with "EXTERNAL LINK: "

Text

The text on this web site is scalable, and can be increased and decreased in size. How to do this depends upon which browser you are using:

  • Firefox. You can increase the text size via the View menu: View » Text Size » Increase/Decrease
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (recent versions). You can increase the text size via the View menu: View » Text Size » Smallest/Small/Medium/Larger/Largest.
  • Netscape (recent versions). You can increase the text size via the View menu: View » Text Zoom » Smaller/Larger.
  • Opera. You can increase the text size via the View menu: View » Zoom » -10% / +10%

Visual Verification Codes

As of November 2006 all of our site e-mail forms now require you to enter a verification code which is shown as a distorted image.

This is due to the rapid increase of automated programs that can submit spam via such forms. Such programs can't "read" the characters in the image and, therefore, we are able to keep spam at bay. This, in turn, means that we are able to offer a better quality web service as our site isn't being flooded with spam traffic.

Whilst we are aware that such verification codes will present a major problem to people who are blind, have low vision, or a learning disability such as dyslexia, we are regrettably unable to offer an alternative at the moment. However, we fully intend to rectify this in the future as alternatives to visual verification codes emerge.

In the meantime, if you have any problems using our e-mail forms, please consult our help section for suggestions.

Reporting Problems

We have worked hard to ensure that this web site is as easy to use and accessible as possible. We are, however, always looking for ways to improve things further so, if you have experienced a problem or have a suggestion on how to make the site better, we will be pleased to hear from you!

See our feedback page for details of how to contact us.