Website Accessibility

The Day and Nightcare Assistance website has been designed with accessibility issues in mind and has been tested in various ways to meet accessibility standards.

General

  • All pages on this site comply with all priority 1, 2, and in most cases, 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Please bear in mind that many of these guidelines are intentionally vague and can therefore not really be tested automatically.
  • All pages on this site aim to validate as HTML 4.01 Strict, and use CSS for visual presentation. Use of tables for non-tabular information is kept to a minimum.
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. h1 tags are used for main titles, h2 tags for subtitles.
  • Pages can be navigated and its content read without requiring the use of a mouse.

Visual design

  • Cascading styles sheets are used for visual layout.
  • If stylesheets are unsupported by your browser, the content of the pages is still readable.
  • Images used only as part of the overall site design have null alt attributes.

Text size

  • For those who do use a mouse (with a wheel) text size can be adjusted by holding down the ctrl key on the keyboard and moving the mouse wheel accordingly.

Images

  • Content images (that is those not used for overall site design) used on this site include descriptive alt attributes.

Navigation

  • In order to make a clear distinction for those using screen readers, all adjacent navigation links are separated by non-links.

Links

  • Where required, links employ title attributes to describe the destination in greater detail.
  • Links are written to still make sense, even out of context.
  • Where the destination of a given link will take the user to a new window, this is clearly indicated for the visually impaired.
  • Adjacent links are always separated by non-link text.

Forms

  • All of the input elements in the forms on this site are marked up with label tags.

Credits

For more details about accessibility visit the excellent Dive into Accessibility website.

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