The Bodleian First Folio

A digital facsimile of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays, Bodleian Arch. G c.7.


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Navigation aids

Top level pages use a consistent navigation system (visually, a red bar across the top of the page under the titles.).

Access Keys

The majority of browsers allow access keys to be used. Some of them require a special combination of keys (called modifier), to be pressed before the access key is used. For example, if you are using Chrome, you could use Alt+0 to access this current page.

A list of the access keys used in this website and the most common browser modifiers are below:

Access Keys used on First Folio website:

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  • Usage: 8
  • Contact: 9
Web Browser Modifier
Google Chrome 3 and higher Alt on Windows and Linux (Note: ⇧ Shift is required in some circumstances)
Ctrl + Opt on Mac
Firefox 2 and higher Alt+⇧ Shift on Windows and Linux
Ctrl on Mac
Internet Explorer Alt - Please note that prior to IE8: Alt + Access Key focused on the element, but required ↵ Enter to be pressed in order to activate the element. This is still the case for hyperlinks in version 9.
Opera ⇧ Shift+Esc - Please note: the modifier key must be released before the regular key is pressed. Once the modifier key is released, browser lists the set of access keys on that page with action and user can hit the desired key.
Safari Ctrl in version 3, but Ctrl+⌥ Opt on versions 4 and higher for Mac

Alt for Windows

More information about access keys and other browsers


If tables are used, they are mainly for tabular data display.


Most content images used in top level pages include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics may include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable. The website also uses relative font sizes, that allow text size to be changed in visual browsers.

For more information seee also the central University of Oxford Web Accessibility Policy.