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Accessibility

Access Keys

Access keys are used on this site to aid navigation. On Windows you can press ALT + an access key and on a Macintosh you press Control + an access key.

There are no agreed standards for the use of access keys, but we have followed the UK Government guidelines as much as possible.

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Access keys have been supported by Internet Explorer since version 4 and by Netscape since version 6. Older browsers will just ignore them.

Mozilla / Firefox:
Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key
Internet Explorer 5+:
Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key, then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 4:
Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key
Internet Explorer 5+ for Mac:
Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key
Internet Explorer 4.5 for Mac:
Access keys are not supported
Netscape 6+:
Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key
Netscape earlier versions:
Access keys are not supported

Structured and semantic markup

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles etc.

Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists ensuring that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily

Images

All non-decorative images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes.

Font size

This site uses relative font sizes. This means that most text can be enlarged to the users needs in most browsers. If you have a "mouse wheel", try holding down the Ctrl key and rolling it back and forth.

Standards Compliance

cowhousegallery.org.uk conforms to at least Level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict and use structured semantic markup.

All layout and styling in this site is kept separate to content with CSS2 which validates correctly with one exception. The Projects page loads an extra stylesheet that employs non-validating proprietary CSS to create an alpha opacity effect. The effect is reproduced over a wide range of browsers with a number of proprietary statements.