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This is the official accessibility statement for the Scottish Women in Business website. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at admin@scottishwomeninbusiness.org.uk.

Standards compliance

  • As best we can determine, all pages on this site are WCAG AAA approved, complying with all priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.This is a judgement call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. We have reviewed the guidelines and believe that this site is compliant.
  • All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional. This is not a judgement call; a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid XHTML.
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 and H3 tags for subtitles.

Links

  • Links are clearly written to make sense out of context.

 

Images

  • All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

  • This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  • If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
  • This site is useable on every browsing device including WebTV, PDAs, Smartphones and older computers.

Accessibility references

Accessibility software

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  • Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  • Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.

Accessibility services

  • Bobby, a free service to analyse web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines. A full-featured commercial version is also available.
  • HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
  • Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  • Lynx Viewer, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.

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