How the site is built for accessibility
All pages on this site are WCAG AA approved, complying with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Whilst we would like to say this is categorically so it is a judgement call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
We have strived to make all pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict.
The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all of the presentation and layout. Tables are only used for data presentment.
As a result screen reader users can use the screen reader’s navigation key to get around the site. If you are listening to the site, menus are grouped together in a more logical fashion.
The content has been written and formatted to make it accessible. For example:
- Headings highlight sections of text
- Sentences are short with the meaning at the beginning
- Links use meaningful text
- Forms can be navigated using the tab key.
Through the research of standard guidelines, XC is continually working to improve the accessibility of our sites that we have, in the meantime should you experience any difficulties please contact us explaining the problems you encountered.
For additional help in making your computer more accessible and easy to use please take a look at AbilityNet’s website. They have a range of tips and suggestions relating to accessibility issue.
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