Accessibility

Priority 2 status

This site aims to meet Priority 2 guidelines and as such should be accessible easily by users with accessibility problems.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Firefox, Safari and Goggle Chrome browsers all support the Zoom feature

This feature magnifies the whole page with the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • • Press Ctrl and + to increase the size
  • • Press Ctrl and - to decrease the size
  • • Press Ctrl and 0 to go back to the default size

Navigation using the TAB key

The tab key elements are set to run starting at the top left of the page.

They will then run down the page through the main navigation, down the main column and right columns and then across the bottom navigation.

The “News | Law Gazette” in the right colum will come last as it is an RSS feed and runs from a Javascript for which we have no control over the tabindex attribute.

Access Keys

  • • Key 0 = Home Page
  • • Key 1 = Accessibility
  • • Key 2 = Site Map
  • • Key 3 = Privacy Policy

Windows Internet Explorer 7 & 8 users can press “ALT” plus the listed access key then release the keys and press "Enter."

Windows Internet Explorer 6 users can press “ALT” plus the listed access key plus "Enter."

Macintosh users can press “Control” plus the listed access key plus "Enter." You will then be taken to the page.

Accessibility Policy

PAS 78:2006 Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites

This site aims to achieve Priority 2 of the WAI Accessibility Guidelines as published by the Worldwide Web Consortium [W3C]. Measures taken to achieve this are as follows:-

  • • All pages will be tested on development using the W3C Markup Validation Service v0.7.2. Pages will be required to pass the test using the online validator except when content feeds [e.g. RSS or XML] come from third parties whose code is not alterable by this site.
  • • All pages will be tested on development using the W3C CSS Validation Service. Pages will be required to pass the test using the online validator except when content feeds [e.g. RSS or XML] come from third parties whose code is not alterable by this site.
  • • The Home and a random selection of pages will be tested using the Wave v4.0 Accessibility Checker.
  • • All pages will be checked for their “Tab Index”
  • • Periodic checks will be made of the site during normal use.

Users are actively encouraged to participate by informing us of any problems incurred, so that suitable corrective action can be taken.

Accessibility Information

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!Level Double-A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0