Zen in daily life

Zen teacher Dogen and the Soto approach to Zen

Accessibility statement

This is the official accessibility statement for Zenki.com . If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us

Access keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Internet explorer or Safari for windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Safari, you can press Control + an access key or Control + Option + an access key.

All pages on this site define the following access keys:

  • Access key 1 - Home page
  • Access key 2 - start of the page
  • Access key 3 - Skip to navigation (The navigation serves as the Table of contacts)
  • Access key 9 - Contact us
  • Access key 0 - Accessibility statement

Navigation aids

  1. List site is built in a way such that all pages are one click away. Therefore the navigation area has all the links to all the pages.
  2. At the end of each page you can find a list to related pages in the site called: related topics list. There is also a list of links to more topics.
  3. All pages have rel=previous, next, home, and more links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Netscape 6 and Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by selecting the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).
  4. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags for subtitles, In same cases H4 tags are used for subsubtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3.

Links and Definitions

  1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article). To see the description in the title attribute put the mouse over the link and the description will appear.
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.
  3. Terms in the text are explained via a link to an appropriate page. The links have a title attribute which gives a short description. The links are marked in the text by a solid line under the term.

    If there is no appropriate page, the terms is explained via a definition tab with the description in the title. The definition tab is marked with a dashed line under the term.


  1. All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
  2. Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
  3. If the images are not displayed for any reason. This site will still be useable.

Visual design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Standards compliance

  1. All pages on this site are WCAG-AA approved, complying with all priority 1, 2 of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Again, this is a judgement call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. I have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance. The the pages in the site also comply with most of priority 3 of the standard with the following exceptions: section 1.4.8, section 3.1.6, and section 1.2.6 . In the future more effort will be given to comply with these sections.
  2. All pages on this site are Section 508 approved, complying with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines. Again, a judgement call. I have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
  3. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict. This is not a judgement call; a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid XHTML.
  4. This Site implies Accessibility design features that can be found in Dive Into Accessibility site.

Accessibility software

  1. JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  2. Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.
  3. LYNX, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  4. Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  5. Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.