On this page:
- Access keys
- Text Size
- Visual Design & Structure
- Tables & Forms
- Accessibility Standards Compliance
This is the accessibility statement for Out of the Trees web design, outlining the steps we have taken to make this site as accessible as possible to visitors with disabilities and those using alternative browsing devices. If you have any trouble using this site, please do let us know.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Apples, you can press Control + an access key.
All pages on this site use the following access keys, based on those recommended by the UK government:
- Access key 1 - Home page
- Access key 2 - News page
- Access key 3 - Site map page
- Access key 8 - Terms & Conditions page
- Access key 9 - Contact page
- Access key 0 - Accessibility details (this page)
The size of all of the text on this site can be changed by users of visual browsers. All key content, including all body text and navigation menus can be increased or decreased by users without breaking the page layout. To make text larger or smaller, use the text options in the 'View' menu of your browser.
Visual Design & Structure
The pages on this site use logically-ordered, semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main headings, H2 tags for sub-headings, and so on. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+2.
This site uses cascading style sheets for its visual layout and text formatting. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
All content images used in this site include ALT attributes to describe the image. Screen readers read will read this text, and text-only browsers will display it so that users who have problems seeing images can access a sense of what the images are communicating.
Tables & Forms
All of the input elements in the forms on this site are marked up with label tags. Benefits include:
- Users who have difficulty navigating through a form with a mouse can, for example, click on the text beside the form elements, such as text input boxes, in order to enter those elements.
- The use of label tags allows screen readers to intelligently announce what a particular input element is, by reading the label.
Visitors can use the 'Tab' key to navigate through forms in a logical order.
Any tables are used only for presentation of tabular data and are marked with a summary, so that screen readers and speech browsers read a description of the contents of tables when they first come across them.
Accessibility Standards Compliance
All pages on this site are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines AA approved, and most are AAA approved, complying wih all priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This is somewhat subjective; many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. We have reviewed the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
If you have any comments or problems using this site, please feel free to contact us.