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Accessibility

The Rowmark website has been designed to meet World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 by incorporating the following accessibility features in the design of this site:

  • The website validates to W3C Transitional XHTML and CSS (2) standards, With some CSS 3 experimental and headings are structured according to a strict hierarchy.   
  • Rowmark are provided to add semantic information to pages and sites.   
  • Current W3C technologies have been employed and deprecated elements and attributes are avoided.    The site functions on a wide range of browsers tested on both MAC and Windows platforms.   
  • Meaningful text equivalents have been provided for every non-text element.   
  • All information conveyed with colour is available without colour. Colour is not referred to alone.   
  • Style sheets are employed to control layout and presentation and pages function when these style sheets are disabled.   
  • The natural language of the website is identified via the lang attribute associated with the html element.    Layout tables are not used - layout is achieved via CSS coding.   
  • Pages do not periodically auto-refresh or auto-direct, and the use of pop up windows has been avoided where possible or equivalent has been provided.   
  • Frames are not used in this website.   
  • No pages incorporate content that causes screen flicker, content does not 'blink'.   
  • All pages of this site are still accessible if scripts, applets or other programmatic objects are disabled, or not supported.
  • All event handlers are input device-independent and all features can be accessed via mouse, keyboard and alternative inputting devices.  
  •  Information about the general layout of the site is provided via the site map.   
  • Navigation links are logically grouped and are used in a consistent manner.
  •  The target of each link is clearly identified, and non-link printable characters are placed between adjacent links.   
  • Provision is made for user to skip over groups of links via the skip links option.
  • Shortcut keys are provided using the accesskey option.
  • The accesskeys used throughout this site are documented below:

The page access keys are:
h - Home
a - About
t - Technical
d - Design
m - Manage
c - Contact

The content access keys are:

1 - top of page
2 - skip to content
3 - site map
4 - privacy and disclaimers
5 - accessibility

The different key combinations required for access keys depending on the browser and platforms are as follows
:Internet Explorer 5+ (PC) - Alt + Access Key then press Enter
Internet Explorer 5+ (MAC) - Ctrl + Access Key
Konqueror (Linux) - Alt + Ctrl + Access Key
Netscape 7 (PC) - Alt + Access Key
Firefox, Mozilla (Linux) - Alt + Access Key
Firefox, Mozilla (PC) - Shift + Alt + Access Key
Firefox, Mozilla (Mac) - Ctrl + Access Key
Safari and Omniweb (Mac) - Ctrl + Access Key
Opera - Shift + Escape then release both keys, then press the Access Key

If you find a problem with this website, please contact us with all relevent details and we will aim to correct them as soon as possible.


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