In this page, you find all the indications and helpful information so you can navigate easily on the website of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD).

Website accessibility

The UTAD website was developed to offer the maximum accessibility to its users, following the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) rules and methodologies, presented in the Guidelines for Web Content Accessibility – WCAG 2.0, organized by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), which is a department of this consortium.

You can browse the entire website using only the keyboard, scanning systems or alternatives mice (head or any part of the body), and you can use a screen reader with a speech synthesizer and/or a braille line.

Some accessibility features are available on each page, such as:

  • Skip content
  • Toggle high contrast
  • Toggle Grayscale
  • Increase Font Size

Keyboard navigation

To be able to quickly access to several sections or pages of this site, some hotkeys have been implemented, which can be used on any page of this site. Refer to the table to find out which combination of keys you have to press jointly with the shortcut letter, depending on the browser and operating system you are using.


BrowserWindows / Linux KeysMac Keys
ChromeAltCrt + Opt
FirefoxAlt + ShiftCrt ou Crt + Opt
Internet ExplorerAlt
Opera 15+AltCrt + Opt
Safari 4+AltCrt + Opt
Safari 3AltCrt
  • (Keys + k) – Skip to content
  • (Keys + h) – Homepage
  • (Keys + u) – University
  • (Keys + e) – Studying
  • (Keys + i) – Research
  • (Keys + v) – Living
  • (Keys + c) – Communicating
  • (Keys + n) – News
  • (Keys + t) – Events
  • (Keys + a) – Accessibility
  • (Keys + o) – Contacts
  • (Keys + s) – Search
  • (Keys + j) – Jump to top page

Website description

For a visually impaired person better understand the structure, the site has some tips that can only be listened with the screen readers during the navigation, without using the TAB key. So, you can listen to synthetic warnings such as: page header, navigation menu, main content and page footer without disturbing the visualization of who has this ability, since it is positioned off the screen by CSS.

Pages impression

The UTAD site has a feature to print only the content of each page. This saves paper and ink because it prints only what really matters.


UTAD continues to work to improve the accessibility of your site. If you feel any difficulty or have any suggestions to improve the accessibility of the site, do not hesitate to contact us: suporte(arroba)