Compliance with Best Practices and Standards
EDRIC is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines. This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines 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.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
Some of the features we have implemented:
- All Images have alternative text (if you cannot see the image you can still read the text relating to that image).
- Text resizes according to user preference.
- Colour contrast between foreground and background is sufficiently strong.
- Headings are correctly used (not just plain text styled to look bigger or bold).
- Links tell you where they are going (we do not use "Read more..." or "Click here...").
- All visual presentation is defined within stylesheets and is not embedded in the pages.
Whilst EDRIC strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the EDRIC website, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
Colour Scheme and Font Resizing
To make it easier to view our site for all visitors we have font resizing options and have also created several colour schemes based on recognised contrast levels that should help our visually impaired visitors.
If you have any difficulty with these settings please let us know and we will attempt to fix or correct any issues that may arise.
We have implemented access keys so that you can use the keyboard to navigate to the main areas of the website.
The access keys are used in the following way:
On a Windows system
Press and hold the ALT key
On a Mac system
Press and hold the CTRL + ALT keys together
Then press the access key defined below
Release access key and then release the ALT and/or CTRL keys
If using Internet Explorer you may need to press the RETURN or ENTER key at this point.
The access keys have been assigned as follows, as far as possible following UK government standards:
1 or h for home
2 or a for about us
3 or o for conditions
4 or r for resources
5 or c for contacts
6 or b for news
7 or j for join us
8 or d for donate
9 or s for sitemap
0 for this page about the Accessibility Policy
- for decreasing font size
= for setting normal font size
+ for increasing font size
Navigation of content items
p for previous item
n for next item
x for show all content items
Some browsers do not have access key functionality.