Accessibility

Introduction

Following W3C / WCAG accessibility guidelines, we aim to achieve an AA standard where possible and appropriate. The purpose of the guidelines is to be a benchmark from which we start designing a website or platform so that it can be used by all people, of all abilities. A lot of websites and web platforms are badly designed which can create barriers that stop people being able to use them. In aiming for an AA standard, we try and reduce these barriers.

Summary

1.1 Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, Braille, speech, symbols or simpler language.

1.2 Time-based Media: Provide alternatives for time-based media.

1.3 Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure.

1.4 Distinguishable: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.

2.1 Keyboard Accessible: Make all functionality available from a keyboard.

2.2 Enough Time: Provide users enough time to read and use content.

2.3 Seizures: Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures.

2.4 Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.

3.1 Readable: Make text content readable and understandable.

3.2 Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.

3.3 Input Assistance: Help users avoid and correct mistakes.

4.1 Compatible: Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies.