Accessibility

Sciteb recognises the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all user groups, including the disabled.

Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it.

Standards compliance

  • The pages on our website conform at a minimum to level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).
  • All pages validate as XHTML 1 Transitional and use structured semantic markup.
  • The CSS validates.

Accessibility features

We have implemented the following accessibility features on this website to make it easier to use for people with disabilities. The features improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers.

Headings and navigation menus

  • HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+2.
  • Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.

Images

All images used in this site include descriptive alt tag attributes.

Font sizes

You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:

  • In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
  • In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.

Style sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.

Tables

All tables have properly scoped header cells, to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. Where required, tables also have a caption and a summary.

Tables are not used for layout.

Forms

All forms follow a logical Tab sequence.

Labels are associated with fields using HTML label tags.

JavaScript

The use of Javascript has been kept to an absolute minimum. Where it is used all pages and process remain accessible should Javascript be turned off.

Links

Linking text has been written to make sense out of context.

Where appropriate, links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, for example to advise you if the link will open in a new window.