In this section, you can learn about the various features that IOW Neighbourhood Watch has used to make this site and its content accessible to as many users as possible:
W3C Standards compliance
This site was built to achieve priority levels 1 & 2 of the guidelines, part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
This was achieved using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. This will help the site display correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
Adjustable text size
The text across the site has been set to relative sizes that can be increased or decreased for more comfortable screen reading. This can be done easily using your browser. Ways of doing this are listed below:
• Internet Explorer View > Text Size. You can also use Tools > Internet options > Accessibility
• Firefox View > Text Size > Increase Font, or use the keyboard shortcut by pressing Control and +.
• Opera View > Preferences > Fonts then change Minimum Font Size
• Safari > Preferences > Advanced then select minimum font size to display
The pages are not based on frames and can be printed easily by clicking on the 'Printable version' button present on every page of the website.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used to control the presentation of pages and properly structured mark-up has been used for content. For a full explanation of the accessibility benefits of this see "Why using CSS improves accessibility"
If style sheets are not supported or are turned off, all information on the site can still be accessed and read.
The site’s navigation is provided in text for improved readability.
The navigation has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible, allowing all site content to be viewed within the minimum number of mouse clicks. It is also possible to access the content pages of the site by using the 'Search' function.
All informational images will contain relevant alternative text.
We've done our best to ensure this site is as accessible as possible, but it may happen that accessibility problems do arise despite our best efforts.
We encourage any users, experiencing problems with our site to email us using the Form on the 'Contact Us' page.
We aim to make this website accessible to everyone. We are committed to helping improve accessibility by doing everything feasible to make our services easier to use. Therefore, if you experience any kind of problem or have any feedback about the website we would like to hear from you.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG 1.0) explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.
3rd Edition July 2013
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