Accessibility standards and access keys
This site was built by Alastair Ainslie - please get in touch if you need a new website, or have an existing one that needs revamping or extending.
Accessibility was an important factor in the design of this site, and most pages conform to the highest level (AAA) of the W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, with the exceptions of some pages generated automatically and a few old pages which are waiting to be converted to the new design. Please let me know if you have difficulties with the new look.
To improve accessibility, I've followed the UK government guidelines for implementing access keys :
- Alt-S Skip navigation
- Alt-1 Home page
- Alt-3 Site map (and on this site, the search facility)
- Alt-8 Privacy statement
- Alt-9 Feedback/contact page
- Alt-0 the menu page of access keys (ie this page)
In general you can follow links to pages in the navigation bar by pressing the Alt key and the first letter of the link - hovering over the link will confirm which key is required. Browser implementation of access keys is still inconsistent - in Internet Explorer, the key combination merely selects the link and you must press Enter to follow the link; Netscape and Opera follow the link immediately.