Accessibility

Navigation shortcuts

The site navigation is structured in such a way that the TAB key can be used to logically cycle through the navigation, with the Enter key being used to activate a highlighted link. Each shortcut has an access key assigned

Structured, semantic markup

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 and H3 tags for subtitles etc.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists ensuring that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily

Images

All content images used in the home page and all archives include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null alt attributes.

Standards compliance

This website is designed to conform to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The majority of Level AA and AAA requirements are also met.

All pages strive to validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict and use structured semantic markup.

Accessibility references

W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer

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