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Frequently Asked Questions

Access Technologies Group

This page may help you to find answers to frequently asked questions. If you have questions that are not addressed on this page, please contact Gottfried Zimmermann.

Question: When and where will Access Technologies Group offer their services?

Answer: Gottfried Zimmermann has launched the Access Technologies Group, Germany, in July 2003.

Question: Does the Access Technologies Group belong to the Trace R&D Center in Madison, Wisconsin, USA?

Answer: The Access Technologies Group is a company run by Gottfried Zimmermann, and is completely independent from Trace. However, Trace may employ services offered by the Access Technologies Group as a client.

Question: What do the icons on the bottom of your web pages mean?

Answer: This Web site has been built using the latest Web technologies for markup, XHTML 1.1 and CSS2, and was validated by the W3C Markup Validation Service. Only if we conform strictly to standards rather than using browser specific markup we will reach the goal of a "universally accessible Web". At the same time, care has been taken to make sure that these pages will also render reasonably on older browsers, such as Netscape 4, Internet Explorer 4, and Opera 5. For maximal accessibility, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 have been observed according to triple-A level.

Question: Is this website available in multiple languages?

Answer: Yes, this website is currently available in English and German. The web server tries to accommodate the language preferences that are set in your browser. This is called "content negotiation" and is based on HTTP/1.1. See Apache Content Negotiation for details of this mechanism and how it is implemented in the Apache web server. You can change the language preference settings in your browser, and then refresh the page to see the difference. In Internet Explorer, for example, go to "Tools" > "Internet Options..." and press the "Languages..." button. The list of languages is ordered with decreasing priority, i.e. the first language is taken if available. The language codes are based on RFC 3066.