Accessibility

Standards compliance

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid CSS!

All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+2.

Navigation aids

All pages have relative home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Netscape 6 and Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by selecting the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always).

Links

Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).

Links are written to make sense out of context.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes

Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.

Visual aids

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

JavaScript

An alternative is provided for non JavaScript supporting browsers.

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's guide to accessibility