The NCSE is committed to making the information on this website accessible to all, regardless of technical ability. To this end, we have designed our website to follow guidelines set out by the W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium). The W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) produces accessibility guidelines that are an internationally recognised benchmark of accessibility.
We aim to comply with Level Double-A of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
Benefits of Accessibility
The benefits of this include:
- The site is designed to be easy to navigate – you can browse or search
- Pages are fast to download, regardless of whether you are using broadband or a modem
- The site supports both old and new technology. If your browser or browsing device does not support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), the information on each page is still readable
- You can change font size easily using your browser or using the A+ and A- buttons at the top of the page. (Please refer to your browser’s Help menu to learn how to re-size text.)
- There are skip links for people using JAWS
Furthermore, all pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS2 ensuring that they work with a wide variety of browsers.
A Note about PDF
The site makes use of Portable Document Format (PDF). Certain documents on this site are available only in this format, which require you to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. If you cannot access the information in any PDF document please contact email@example.com
We will continue to monitor and improve the accessibility of this site. We will also closely monitor developments and changes in accessibility guidelines and general website best practice.
If you cannot fully access any information on a particular page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at our address or by phone.