Accessibility

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Accessibility

Our main purpose in producing this website is to communicate, so accessibility has been a main priority. Our website designer Eskymo, has built this site to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Document Object Model and has followed W3C Web Accessibility Guidelines.

We have implemented the following accessibility features on this website to make it easier to use for disabled visitors.

Access keys and navigation shortcuts

I hope the list of access keys below (ALT + an access key on Windows; Control + an access key on a Mac) will provide easier access to disabled users.

  • H - Link to 'Home' page
  • E - Link to 'Exhibition Information' page
  • 1 - Link to 'Andrea Sayers' section
  • 2 - Link to 'Marie Louise Wrightson' section
  • 3 - Link to 'Sally Pattrick' section
  • 4 - Link to 'Louise Fraser' section
  • M - Link to 'Museums' section
  • P - Link to 'Mentoring Scheme' section
  • A - Link to 'Accessibility' page
  • S - Link to 'Site Map' page
  • L - Link to 'Links' page
  • C - Link to 'Main Contacts' page

Structured, semantic XHTML markup

This website is programmed using structured semantic XHTML markup with XHTML heading tags used to convey document structure. Navigation menus have been marked up as XHTML lists, this means that visitors using screenreaders will have the links in the list read out when the page opens.

Accessibility Guidelines Level A

As part of the design process, the code was validated against the W3C recommendations for XHTML and CSS and we have endeavoured to make this website comply with all of the W3C Level A accessibility guidelines. To the best of our knowledge this has been achieved throughout the site ensuring that, wherever possible, the content is accessible to people with disabilities.

Site Map

The site map can be accessed directly from the footer links panel at the bottom of each page on the site. The site map lists all relevant navigation for the whole site. Use the site map if you would like to find out more about how the website is structured.

Browsers

The pages within this website have been tested on the latest versions of the following browsers:

Despite very slight variations in the general look of the site on each of these browsers, all the functionality remains the same throughout. Internet Explorer does not support some of the features on this site (image png transparency as well as some basic CSS properties) and although CSS hacks have been put in place to rectify these faults, we advise you to view the site in one of the other browsers sepcified above. The browser names in the list above also act as download links to the latest versions of these browsers, so why not upgrade now!

Font sizing

This website has been designed and programmed in a way which allows visitors to change the font size of each page to their prefered setting. This can be adjusted through the browser preferences (usually found in the View menu).

Images and Links

All images used in this site include a descriptive alt attribute. Purely decorative graphics include null alt attributes. All links provided in this site include a descriptive title attribute so that when read out of context, still make sense.

Adobe Acrobat

A number of documents on the site are provided in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. To view them, you will require a copy of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.