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About the ITU Website

ITU Home Page


Image of ITU's home page with indication of blocks 1, 2 and 3 described in the text
Block 1.- First time visitors can discover the ITU through the top links on the left section of the Home Page. In this area visitors will also find entry points to the ITU Sectors as well as other important direct links. 


Block 2.-
 The central part of the Home Page gives the visitor an overview of the main  topics in which ITU is involved as well as links to ITU's key events and conferences.


Block 3.-
The right-hand side of the Home Page is devoted to ITU's latest news such as: press releases, ITU News magazine, activities of the Secretary-General, etc.


Overall Navigation

Global navigation is available at the top of the web pages and remains unchanged throughout the site, while page-specific navigation is available on the left-hand side.  

Image of a generic page within ITU website with indication of blocks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 described in the textBlock 1.- On the right side of the top horizontal bar visitors can find links for language selection, site map, contact information and print version of the displayed page.


Block 2.-
From the top, the second horizontal bar features:

  • On the left side, “breadcrumbs” to indicate visitors the location of the displayed page within the overall site.

  • On the right side, the search box. The ITU search engine indexes both structured documents (meetings, recommendations and publications) and less structured information (web pages). An advanced search interface is available for combining full-text search with search on metadata (structured attributes). The result page includes a left bar providing:
     - A dynamic thesaurus inferring the context applicable to the query terms and then providing these contexts as an easily accessible guidance list in the query user interface.
     - A classification of results based on ITU pre-defined information categories (sector, type of information, etc.)


Block 3.-
 The third horizontal bar provides the overall navigation for global sections of the site such as: ITU Sectors, newsroom, publications, events, etc.


Block 4.- 
A menu on the left side of each page provides specific navigation within an ITU subsite (a subsite groups together a number of content-related pages).


Block 5.-
At the bottom of each page the visitor can find a link to contact directly the person responsible for the specific web page he/she is viewing, as well as information such as the copyright notice and the date when the page was last updated.



FAQs

  • What is the best way of viewing ITU Web site?
    Our Web site is best viewed using a resolution of 1024x768 or higher and 256 colors or more, with one of the commonly used web browsers.

  • What is the best way of printing ITU Web pages?
    The Print Page link at the top of each ITU web page allows you to print a clean, clutter-free copy of the content you are viewing.

  • What are the necessary media viewing resources?
    PDF (Portable Document Format)
    There are a number of documents on our website that are available as Adobe Acrobat PDF documents. To view these documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free copy from the Adobe web site. The plug-in may come pre-installed in your browser, but you may wish to check the Adobe website to ensure you have the latest version.

    Microsoft Office Documents (Word , Excel , PowerPoint )
    There are a number of documents on our website that are available as Microsoft Office documents (revisable format). If you do not have a copy of Microsoft Office or a compatible Office suite, you may obtain free MS Office viewers from the Microsoft website.

    RealPlayer
    We provide certain presentations and broadcasted conference sessions in Real Player format. The plug-in may come pre-installed in your browser, but you may wish to check the Real website to ensure you have the latest version.

  • What are the services offered to ITU members?
    The ITU Telecom Information Exchange Services (TIES) is a set of networked information services and resources for the global telecommunications community. Most of these services are available via the World Wide Web. One of the main goals of TIES is to help make ITU's activities more rapid and efficient. Visit TIES website to know more about these services.

  • What is RSS?
     RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way of getting a 'feed' of content from a website delivered, rather than having to visit the site itself.

    Different RSS feeds can be automatically pulled together in a single place so that you can, for example, see headlines from different ITU sectors at a glance.

    Find out more about RSS feeds.

  • Why don't my settings save? (use of cookies)
    Several ITU sites use cookies to remember your settings or preferences (this is especially the case for TIES authenticated users and users of the electronic bookshop). Cookies are small files stored on the computer by a website to remember information for the next visit, for example user preferences or the contents of an electronic shopping cart.

    If your settings are not saved, it may be that cookies are not enabled or are deleted at regular intervals for added security.

  • How to contact us?
    At the bottom of each Web page, you will find the necessary links: “Feedback”, “Contact Us” and “Contact for this page”. "Feedback" allows you to send messages (via a web form) to the contact person of the main ITU Web site sections. "Contact Us" provides contact details (postal mail, email, telephone and fax) concerning the main ITU Web site sections. "Contact for this page" is the fastest mean for directly contacting (via a web form) the person responsible for the specific Web Page you are currently viewing.

 

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Updated: 2014-07-23