The Weizmann Institute strongly believes in the need for website accessibility for people with disabilities, to give everyone easy and convenient access to the Institute's websites.
The Institute's websites have been built based on or updated to meet the requirements of the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Law, 5758-1998 and its related legislation, including W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA.
Document files on Institute websites
We try to ensure that Word, PDF, PowerPoint, and Excel files available on the Institute's websites comply with the accessibility principles of the tools available through different computer programs. The content feeders for the Institute's websites maintain accessibility in the documents by using program tools, such as header use, lists, tables, etc.
PDF documents created from Word files maintain the accessibility principles embedded in Word.
Contact us if you find a document that is not accessbile and we will fix it for you.
Institute websites have the following accessibility components:
Increase and decrease the font size
- Change color contrast
- Stop animated content
- Go to the Accessibility Statement page
Jump to main website content
- Jump to the main menu
- Jump to the search field
Slideshow - Stop, play, and navigate between pictures.
- Photo gallery - Skip between the "Next", "Previous" and "Close Window" buttons.
- Links - Press the TAB key to move between and highlight links. There is also a notification for links that open in a new window.
- Reading software - Uses ARIA rules to read a screen.
- Images - Changing texts for images.
- Software compatibility with NVDA screen reader.
Weizmann Institute on social networks
The Weizmann Institute has profiles on social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These profiles are active and regularly updated. We also frequently post or tweet from our accounts. We maintain accessibility using the available tools from the different social networks.
We update content using different media, e.g. images and video, and we ensure that every image is accompanied by descriptive text and all videos are subtitled.
Weizmann Institute video channels
The Weizmann Institute has its own YouTube and Vimeo channels. We upload videos with subtitles for people with hearing impairments and control options, such as playing and stopping videos, that are accessible with keyboard navigation and screen readers.
- Moshiko Hafzadi