Accessibility

We want the Jurassic Coast website to be accessible to all so we have built the site to conform to Priority 2 of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We wish to exceed these guidelines wherever we can and operate on a basic of continuous improvement.  Our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • Page structure is conveyed using header elements to assist screen readers
  • A stylesheet is used on our website and relative font sizes on all text with the exception of graphical text.  Where graphical text is used it is supported by descriptive tags which are accessible to screen readers.
  • Text can be increased or decreased in size by using the “view” option in your browser or by holding down the CTRL key and using the central scroll wheel on your mouse (PCs only)
  • Images have alternative text.
  • We have avoided conveying information solely by the use of colour.
  • A site map is available to provide information about the layout of the website.

Browser compatibility

The Jurassic Coast website has been developed around the most popular website browsers including:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Chrome

Further information

  • Learn more about web accessibility at http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/.
  • Obtain a copy of the screen reader JAWS

Accessibility references

  1. W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
  2. W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
  3. W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer’s guide to accessibility.

Accessibility software

  1. JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  2. 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.

Get in touch with the Jurassic Coast Team.

If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to get in touch.