Assisting individuals and organisations to benefit from change

Accessibility features

HR-Change is committed to making the content of this site as accessible as possible and welcomes your feedback. This page lists the features used to facilitate the accessibility, compatibility and interoperability of the content of the Web site.

Standards compliance

All areas of the site comply with Level-AA of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. The HR-Change Web site follows the W3C recommendations for XHTML 1.0 and CSS 3.

Visual design and text resizing

The HR-Change Web site uses CSS for visual layout and design, avoiding HTML tables and frames which can impede accessibility. A dedicated print style sheet is used to optimize each page for printing.

Font sizes are defined relatively, which means that they are determined by the user’s preferences. Text can be resized using the browser’s mechanism (ViewText Size| Viewโ†’Text Zoom | Viewโ†’Zoom | Ctrl++/Ctrl+-). If you have a mouse wheel, you can also hold down the Ctrl key and rotate the mouse wheel to make the text larger and smaller.

A Web standards compliant visual browser will display the pages as they were intended, though all the content is accessible using any browser or Internet device.

Images

All non-background images used on the site have alternative text that will appear in browsers that do not support images or that is read out by screen readers.

Document structure and markup

The content of each page is contained in structural XHTML. Logically ordered documents make sense when read (by text-only browsers, for instance) in a linear fashion. Markup structured in this way has the advantage of providing some Web devices with a quick summary of the content of a page, by listing titles, headings and links, for example. Structural elements provide assistive technologies (especially screen readers) with the opportunity to add meaning to the content of a page.

Navigation aids

For users of screen readers and other serial browsers, ‘skip navigation’ links are provided to allow visitors to bypass the navigation options and go directly to the main content of each page.

Scripting

Where DOM scripting is used to add interactivity to a page, it is added unobtrusively to ensure that functionality or content is still available to users with JavaScript disabled.

Forms

Interactive forms on the site make use of several features to improve accessibility. These include labelling of form elements and grouping of related form elements.

HR-Change: time to change to a better quality of life. Under the leadership of our Director, Nicola Dixon, we provide advice and support to help you change โ€“ for the better.