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Accessibility Statement


This is the official accessibility statement for the www.l8r.uk.net If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us on acessibility@hi8us-south.co.uk

Access keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key (depending on which browser you use).

All the pages in this service define the access keys noted below:

* Access key q - Jump to main content
* Access key b – Jump to login
* Access key s – Go to accessibility statement (this page)

Access keys that are used by default by non-visual browsing devices have not been used to navigate this site.

Standards compliance

  1. The pages within the L8r website should comply with the The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines for level 1.
  2. The pages within the L8r website should validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
  3. The stylesheets within the L8r website should validate according to W3C regulations.
  4. Pages in this service use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags and lower for subtitles.
  5. The downloadable films and flash files are not encoded for accessibility. Please see the section "Accessibility of the downloaded films" below for more details.

Navigation

  1. At the top of each page there is a Jump to main content link (accesskey q) which bypasses navigation links for keyboard users and goes directly to the main body of content on that page.
  2. Every page has a global toolbar. This precedes the main content of the page, and includes the following links: "Home", "About", "Your Episodes" (with the episode numbers as sub navigation), "Advice Centre", "Mentoring" and "Practitioners".
  3. Every page has a standard footer. This contains three links: "Terms & Conditions", “Accessibility Statement” (this page) and "Privacy Policy".

Links

  1. Links are written to make sense out of context.
  2. Where images are used as the link item, the alt text of the image should be the same as the title text for both the image and the link.
  3. When a link leads away from the web site, a new browser window should open.

Images

  1. Any content images used in this service include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null alt attributes.

Visual design

  1. This service uses stylesheets and xhtml for visual layout.
  2. The website only uses relative font sizes, allowing the User to override any font settings in the browser.
  3. Browsing devices that do not support stylesheets will still be able to read the content in a meaningful way.

Accessibility of the downloadable films

Due to limited resources, the downloadable films have not been encoded with accessibility features such as captioning for the hearing-impaired or a descriptive soundtrack for the visually-impaired.

We suggest that lecturers who wish to use the films in coursework download and use the free application Media Access Generator (MAGpie), which will enable the user to add captioning and/or a descriptive soundtrack to the downloaded films. (MAGpie 2.01 is a Java2 application which runs on Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP and on Mac OSX.)