This page regards the accessibility of the EPFL website, one of our priorities.

Access keys

All pages on the EPFL website feature access keys that facilitate web browsing for the physically disabled, using auxiliary means such as screen reading software, Braille, screen enlargers, etc.

List of access keys

The following access keys are conveniently placed at the beginning of each page. They are not visible to the general public.

EPFL's Access Key Systems
Shortcut Target
C Skip to content
N Skip to main navigation
T Back to the top of the page
0 Go the the accessibility page
1 Go to the Homepage of the site
2 Go to the News page (if any)
3 Go to the sitemap
4 Focus the search field
5 Go to the FAQ page (if any)
6 Go to the Help page (if any)
7 Complaints procedure and feedback (if any)
8 Terms and conditions (if any)
9 Contact the website team

Access key reminders

Keyboard access keys vary depending on the user system and browser software being used:

Browser Access Key modifier keys
Browser Platform Modifier keys
Chrome Windows/Linux Alt
Mac Ctrl + Opt
Firefox Windows/Linux Alt + Shift
Mac Ctrl + Opt
Internet Explorer Windows Alt
Safari Mac Ctrl + Opt
Windows Alt
Opera All Shift + Esc

Limitations of access keys

Access keys essentially provide accessibility through simple and easy-to-use access solutions. However, numerous obstacles encountered due to unfinished implementation considerably limit their scope. Only a handful of numerical keys have proven to be valid, and, as such, solely as a backup to other tired and tested accessibility measures.

Other forms of Web accessibility

Keyboard zoom-in and zoom-out access keys are also usable to assist the visually impaired.

  • To zoom-in in Windows : use CTRL plus the + key
  • To zoom-in in Mac : use Command (Apple key) plus the + key
  • To zoom-in in Linux : use CTRL plus the + key
  • To zoom-out in Windows : use CTRL plus the - key
  • To zoom-out in Mac : use Command (Apple key) plus the - key
  • To zoom-out in Linux : use CTRL plus the - key

Furthermore, the colors used to illustrate different Web pages respect different color-blind conditions, thus proposing suitably conforming Web pages.