We have done our best to make our web site as accessible as possible, and we’ve done this by adhering sensibly and practically to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C, the web’s governing body).
For those not familiar with the WCAG, this is a set of checkpoints designed to ensure that web sites are designed and written properly. For example:
- Images have alternative text (so if you can’t see the image you can still understand what it contains).
- Colour contrast between foreground and background is sufficiently strong.
- Text resizes according to user preference.
- Headings are correctly used (they’re not just ordinary text made to look big and bold).
- Links make sense by themselves (e.g. no instances of links that say “Click here” or “More…”).
- Tables are used for laying out tabular information and have proper headings and summaries.
- Visual presentation is defined in ‘style sheets’ and is not embedded in the pages.
All links on our pages can be accessed by the TAB key in order of importance Access keys use a combination of ALT or CTRL with the access key letter or number which connects the user to each critical link and aspect of the page. Our website access keys are:
- 0 – Accessibility Policy and Keys
- H – Home Page
- 1 – About
- 2 – Services
- 3 – Clients
- 4 – Projects
- 5 – Sustainability
- 6 – Blog
- 7 – People
- 8 – Contact
- 9 – Links
- T – Jump to Top of Page
- S – Skip to Content
- Have problems seeing the screen,
- Find it difficult to use the mouse or keyboard,
- Need help with language or reading (e.g. dyslexia),
then we recommend that you visit the BBC’s My Web My Way (opens in a new window) web site which provides lots of advice on how to make your computer easier to use.