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Accessibility Statement

We at the Old Akko and Nazareth Development Company Ltd. recognize the importance of accessibility of the digital and physical space for people with disabilities and see this as an integral part of our concept of service and social responsibility.

This site has been accessed with great attention in accordance with Israeli Standard 5568 – Level AA, the level required by law, accompanied and advised by Migdal Or, a multi-service center for the blind and visually impaired.

Please note that despite our efforts to make all pages of the site accessible, parts of the site that are not yet accessible may be discovered. If you encounter an accessibility problem, you can contact our accessibility coordinator:

Polina Gryaznov
Mail: [email protected]
Tel: 04-9956706 / 7

Assistive technology support:

The site has been tested and supports three common screen readers: JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver.

All operations are supported by a keyboard, so any auxiliary technology that uses the keyboard for navigation and operation can be connected.

For optimal browsing in the screen reader and keyboard, we recommend stopping animations, located in the second tab at the top of each page, you can click once and it will affect browsing throughout the site.

The accessibility of the site is reflected in the following topics:

The website is optimized for level 2 (AA) accessibility of the W3C organization. In thefollowing links you will find the website’s accessibility guidelines in Hebrew and in English. The site was built according to W3C standards for CSS and HTML. The website is optimized to display in major browsers.

Easily browsing the website

You can navigate forward in the site with the TAB button. To navigate backward, press the key combination: SHIFT + TAB.

Before the main navigation of site, there is a hidden button that appears when it receives the keyboard focus. Clicking it will open a pop-up window. In the window, the site menu will appear. It can be closed by pressing the “ESC” button on the keyboard, or by clicking the “close” button in the menu. You can also navigate to it using the small keyboard arrows (up and down(.

You can navigate from the main menu using “TAB” and “SHIFT + TAB”.

At the top of the site there are buttons that can change the font size and the website colors, to facilitate viewing.

To assist in entering information into the website’s forms, there is a unique tool that enlarges the text as you type in the form fields. The tool opens and closes automatically when you are in a form field, and does not interfere with filling in the form.

Navigating areas

The site is divided into areas, such as the main content area and the versatile menu. At the start of each area, there is a level 5 heading indicating the name of the area you are in. Some of the headlines are also links, which allows you to skip that area and reach your desired content faster. For example, it is possible to skip over the main menu.

Using the keyboard for date display

Left key on keyboard –shifts the keyboard’s focus to the previous day. The selection will move to the last day of the previous month, if the current day is the first of the month.

Right key on keyboard – shifts the focus to the following day. The selection will move to the first day of the next month if the current day is the last of the month.

Up key on keyboard – shifts the focus to the same day in the previous week. Continued typing in the same direction will transfer you to the same day in the previous month.

Down key on keyboard – shifts the focus to the same day of the next week. Continued typing in the same direction will transfer you to the same day of the next month.

PgUP – shifts the focus to the same day in the previous month. If the date is not available, the focus will be shifted to the last day of that month.

PgDn – shifts the focus to the same day next month. If the date is not available, the focus will be shifted to the last day of that month.

Ctrl + PgUp – shifts the focus to the same day of last year. If the date is not available, the focus will be shifted to the last day of that month.

Ctrl + PgUp – shifts the focus to the same day of the next year. If the date is not available, the focus will be shifted to the last day of that month.

Home – shifts the focus to the first day of the last month.

End – shifts the focus to the last day of that month.

Tab / Shift + Tab – if the date display is in Modl mode, it can be navigated by selecting the closed/previous/next buttons. In any other case, go to the ‘related text’ boxes to choose from the date display.

Enter / Space – opens the text box to enter a date.

ARIA rules

If you use a reading screen software or other assistive technologies, know that in this site Aria laws were taken into consideration. These laws help to interpret the site content accurately and better for those technologies, so that the technology you are using will provide you the accurate meaning of existing elements on the page.

Website accessibility issues

No currently known issues.

Found a problem? Tell us!

We try to maintain the site at the highest level. If you are having problems browsing the site, or have noticed accessibility problems in particular, do not hesitate to report via the contact form, so that we can address the problem in the best way. Please include as much information as possible:

  •          Description of the problem
  •          Your browser type and version
  •          Your operating system
  •          Your assistive technology (if used)
  •          In which page did you incur the problem?
  •          Which action were you trying to perform?

We will take care of the problem and get back to you as soon as possible.

Accessibility of buildings and sites:

The tourist sites managed by the Old Akko Development Company are accessible sites. The Company is currently working to conduct an accessibility survey in order to improve and expand the treatment of the issue.

For further details

The accessibility statement was updated in August 2021