Accessibility Statement

In its aim to deliver better service and reach out to all sectors of society, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is taking all effort to make its Official Web Site accessible for all users; especially those people with disabilities.

For questions, suggestions and/or comments about the accessibility of this site, feel free to email the webmaster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Access Keys

An access key is an assigned keyboard shortcut used with hot keys in web sites. In the DOST web site, you may use these for easier navigation. For example, if you are a Windows© Internet Explorer© user, you may press ALTernate key + 1 + Enter key to go to the home page. The access keys may also be used with other Web browsers and computer platforms.


Hot Keys

Keys Functions
0 Accessibility Statement (this page)
1 Home Page
R Skip to Main Content
5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
C Contact Information
K Send Feedback
M Site Map / Skip to Bottom
S Search / Advanced Search

You may also use the TAB key to jump from link to link and press the ENTER key to activate them.

To use the hot/access keys,

 For Windows platform:

Browser Combination keys
Internet Explorer  ALT + SHIFT + [access key] + ENTER
Google Chrome / Netscape / Gecko / Safari ALT + [access key]
Mozilla Firefox ALT + SHIFT + [access key]
Opera SHIFT + ESC + <release> + [access key]


 For Macintosh platform:

Browser Combination keys
Internet Explorer  CTRL + [access key] + RETURN
Google Chrome / Netscape / Gecko / Safari CTRL + [access key]
Mozilla Firefox CTRL + [access key]
Opera SHIFT + ESC + <release> + [access key]


 For Linux Platform:

Browser Combination keys
Google Chrome / Netscape / Gecko / Safari ALT + [access key]
Mozilla Firefox ALT + [access key]
Opera SHIFT + ESC + <release> + [access key]


Reserved Keys

Keys Functions
F File
E Edit
V View
G Go (for Mozilla/Firefox only)
B Bookmark (for Mozilla, Firefox and Opera)
A Favorites (for Internet Explorer only)
T Tools
H Help


General Web Site Layout
The website follows a 6-row format all throughout its web pages.

 The 1st row contains the following menus:

  • Home
  • Transparency
  • Services
  • Programs & Projects
  • Resources
  • Agency Links
  • Contact Us
  • Search Bar

The 2nd row contains an image of the agency's logo.

The 3rd row shows an image slider showing activities of the DOST when in the homepage, while it displays the article title when viewing content.

The 4th row contains the following menus:

  • Sitemap
  • Accessibility Features
  • Skip to Content

The 5th row is the website's breadcrumbs.

The 6th row is divided into three columns, with the following content:

  • The 1st column contains the Transparency Seal, Quick Links, S&T Eligibility, Journals and Newsletters, DOST Links, Other Links, DOST RSS Feed, News from Attached Agencies and News from the Regions.
  • The 2nd column is the main content container. It will show content depending on the links clicked.
  • The 3rd column contains the Philippine Standard Time, Today’s Outlook, Announcements, Calendar of activities of the agency (Events Calendar), Featured Videos, and Social Media

The 7th row is the agency footer divided into 4 columns, with the following content:

  • Official Gazette
  • Open Data Portal
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Vice President
  • Senate of the Philippines
  • House of Representatives
  • Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals
  • Sandiganbayan


Related Resources

  1. Philippine Web Accessibility Group (PWAG), a non-stock, non-profit association of web designers and advocates of web accessibility. Its mission is to "teach and promote web accessibility in the Philippines as a method of making information accessible to all".



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