Our aim is to provide a site that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
This also includes making improvements to the usability and functionality of the site. It is an ongoing endeavour.
1. Standards & Guidelines
Our website is built with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in accordance with modern web standards. The site is functional and presentable on a wide range of devices and web browsers and using progressive enhancement in standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
Our checkpoints are taken from the technical standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the BSI published PAS78 framework for web accessibility. Collectively the guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible and conformance will help make the web more user friendly for all users.
Whilst we strive to adhere to all the guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. Wherever possible we will provide content in alternative forms. We will apply Alt text only where the image conveys essential information - for example a diagram about how to do something. Where an image is purely decorative we may not include alt text so that users can reach essential information quickly. Any images that does not have alt text have an empty alt tag which is indicated using "".
3. Reporting problems
If you do experience any barriers that affect or prevent your use and enjoyment of the site, please send us an email at the address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be as detailed as possible, stating your device, operating system, the name/version of your browser, the URL on which you are experiencing difficulties and a brief description of the issue.
We will address accessibility-related issues as soon as is practically possible.