Accessible Web Studio Policies
We have worked really hard to make this website as accessible as we can and to conform to Level AAA compliance as articulated by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We have also used numerous tools to check for compliance and we have performed many manual checks. However, if we have forgotten about something please let us know and we will do our best to try to correct any shortcomings.
All of our web pages adhere to XHTML 1.0 Strict World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard.
The following accessibility features are implemented on this website for people who have difficulty in using pointing devices such as a mouse, are blind or with low vision.
Access keys enable users to navigate to major areas of the website by using the keyboard only. Access keys work by pressing ALT (Windows) or CTRL (Mac) and then the chosen access key (Internet Explorer users also need to press ENTER at the end; Firefox 2.x users need to press Shift+ALT+access key).
Due to conflicts that can occur between access key assignments and functions of different browsing software, this site doesn't have default access keys, but instead allows you to define your own access keys.
You may also adjust your browser's settings. Depending on your browser type, do one of the following:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest
- Netscape Navigator: go to the View menu and choose Increase Font until the text is the size you require.
- Mozilla/Firefox: go to the View menu, Text Size and choose Increase until the text is the size you require. You can also use Ctrl + + and to return to the default size, use Ctrl + 0
For those who have a scroll wheel with their mouse, holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling the wheel up or down will increase/decrease text size in all browsers.
For all forms on this website we provide a focus indication so that persons using the keyboard can easily notice that certain field or link has been selected.
Some people may have difficulty reading black text on white background so we have provided a way to apply alternate styles (i.e., website skins) that will provide more contrast. Set new style now.