Duke Law Accessibility Statement

Duke Law believes it is important to create online content in a manner that is accessible to a broad spectrum of users and devices. To that end, our site templates were developed with the goal meeting both U.S. Government Section 508 Guidelines as well as priority levels 1, 2, and 3 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Access Keys

Access keys allow for easier navigation via keyboard, but access varies by browser. See below for access in different browsers. The majority of pages on this site define the following access keys:

  • Access Key 1 - Search
  • Access Key 2 - Main content
  • Access Key 0 - Accessibility statement

Access in different Browsers

In most web browsers, the user invokes the access key by pressing Alt (on PC) or Ctrl (on Mac) simultaneously with the appropriate character on the keyboard.

Web Browser Keys
Internet Explorer 8+ Windows: Alt + Access Key
Internet Explorer 7, lower Windows: Alt + Access Key + ↵ Enter
Firefox 2, 3, & 4 Windows: Alt + ⇧ Shift + Access Key
Mac: Ctrl + Access Key
Google Chrome 3+ Windows: Alt + Access Key
Mac: Ctrl + ⌥ Opt + Access Key
Safari 4+ Windows: Alt + Access Key
Mac: Ctrl + ⌥ Opt + Access Key
Safari 3, lower Windows: Alt + Access Key
Mac: Ctrl + Access Key

Accessibility software

The following programs are recommended for those with particular accessibility needs

  • JAWS, A program that audibly reads screen content
  • Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.