Website Accessibility

Access Keys

What are Access Keys?

Website "accesskeys" have been used in the design of the Disability Resource Center website to assist users who might benefit from a keyboard centered approach to web navigation and access. The use of accesskeys is largely dependent on the the web browser and any assistive technology you may be using to access web content. For detailed information on using accesskeys visit WebAIM's accesskey information page. The access key specification was developed and implemented by the World Wide Web Consortium.

Using Access Keys with Different Web Browsers

  • If you use Internet Explorer use: Alt+Accesskey followed by Enter
  • If you use Firefox or Mozilla use: Alt+Shift+Accesskey
  • If you use Safari use: Ctrl+Accesskey

Access Keys Used on the Disability Resource Center Website

1 - Skip to main page content
2 - Go to Search Box
3 - Skip to main page navigation
4 - For Students Page
5 - For Faculty Page
6 - Forms Page
7 - Policies And Guidelines
8 - Resources Page
9 - DRC Contact Information Page
0 - Accesskey definitions
c - BCC Homepage
i - DRC Home page
q - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Website Help and Contact Information

Every effort has been made to make the Disability Resource Center website accessible and user friendly. If you find something wrong or are having difficulty accessing any aspect of this website, please do not hesitate to contact us. We rely on your feedback to make our services and information more accurate and useful.

Bellevue College Web Accessibility Standards

In response to the need to ensure equal access to electronic and information technologies, Bellevue College has developed a set of standards for Web page design. Just as environmental obstacles have created boundaries for individuals with disabilities, the Web presents an entirely different set of obstacles.

These standards address the same minimum requirements for accessibility as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium ( and the U.S. Access Board ( The Access Board is an independent federal agency whose primary mission is to promote accessibility for individuals with disabilities, and to develop the standards outlined by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. Bellevue College is committed to providing information and services to all users, regardless of their method of access or the constraints of the technology they use to access information.

Users that may have unique needs include:
  1. Individuals who may not be able to see, hear, move, or may not be able to process some types of information easily or at all.
  2. Individuals who may not be able to use a keyboard or mouse.
  3. Individuals who may have a text-only screen.
  4. Individuals who may be in a situation where their eyes, ears, or hands cannot be used
  5. Individuals who may be accessing Web pages utilizing a text reader

Bellevue College requires that all Web pages sponsored by, affiliated with, and which represent Bellevue College comply with information accessibility (ADA) standards for Web pages, as presented in this document.

The college recognizes that the ever-changing nature of the Web and other technologies necessitates that these standards are revised on a regular basis to evolve alongside the innovations of the technology. Compliance with these technical standards will be expected of all Bellevue College's websites beginning September 1, 2003.

For more information visit the Bellevue College Web Publishing guide.