How we aim to provide an accessible website that enables as many users as possible to use it comfortably.
This site is designed with the following features to aid accessibility:
- Various hidden links to aid screen readers.
- RDF and Semantic html - html that 'describes iteself' can be useful to some advanced screen readers.
- Content that 'linearises' and simplifies on smaller screens - the layout goes from side by side columns to one column. Try it by pulling in the side of your browser...
- While the site is primarily designed for a PC or laptop screen at 1200px by 768px we have paid attention to how it behaves on tablets and smartphones as well.
Some things that are not in this site, but were considered are:
- In-page text size control for the site. We believe that people who have accessibility concerns will know how to zoom a page using the browser. The site is designed to tolerate high levels of zoom without becoming a mess.
- A plain html only version. The site relies almost exclusively on text and html, there is very little imagery on the site, so disabling styles will give you a very plain version, but we felt including this option would clutter the interface. Sometimes more usability features make a site less usable!
Feel free to use the contact form to drop us a line about any feedback you have with the site.