Accessibility Statement for Datatonia


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding accessibility you can get a hold of me at

Access Keys

Some browsers allow you to use key commands specified by the website to jump to useful locations. To use this feature on Macs, press the control key with the access key. On Windows, press ALT and the access key.

The following keys work anywhere on this site:

Access Key: "1"
Home page
Access Key: "2"
Main content section
Access Key: "3"
Navigation section
Access Key: "4"
Search website section
Access Key: "5"
Footer section
Access Key: "9"
Email me directly
Access Key: "0"
This accessibility statement
Access Key: "t"
Top of the current page (at the header section)
Access Key: "h"
Home page (again)
Access Key: "a"
Archive page (for old posts from the Home page)
Access Key: "m"
Me page (about the website author)
Access Key: "w"
Words page (lyrics and poetry)
Access Key: "p"
Pictures page (photographs, mostly)
Access Key: "l"
Links page

Standards Compliance

  1. This website (not counting examples of older versions of this site) validates as XHTML 1.1.
  2. All images used on this website (that aren't design-oriented and specified in CSS) include descriptive ALT attributes.
  3. This website uses CSS for its visual design. Content and style are separate entities.
  4. This website was designed with semantic markup in mind. There are no guarantees to any level of semanticity, but rest assured it has kept the site reasonably simple, logical, and usable.
  5. I'm pretty sure Datatonia passes most, if not all, of Section 508's standards or whoever else's web accessibility tests. If you're worried that I just validated and didn't take any of it seriously, never fear, for I dig accessibility.


  1. I try to write links clearly so that they still make some sense out of context, though I may fail occasionally. Sometimes title attributes are used to clarify these links.
  2. Link text should never be duplicated. Two links with the same link text should always point to the same address. Again, I might screw this up.
  3. JavaScript is never required for links. Links will work regardless of scripting support.
  4. There are no links that open new windows without warning.


I basically took Mark Pilgrim's Accessibility Statement and rewrote it for my page. I used Mark's statement as a reference because it's very comprehensive and he clearly knows what he's talking about.

Mozilla, Safari, and Opera have decent support for standards, so they display this website correctly. Internet Explorer doesn't, so it doesn't. All browsers will display the content.