We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of disability, capability or technology.
- Logical and consistent navigation are provided for keyboard users.
- Links can be understood out of context for screen reader users.
- Link text is highlighted.
- Our logo links to the home page.
- Skip navigation link at the very top of each page.
- Site search facilities have been implemented.
- Screen reader navigation.
We offer alternate colour schemes to be able to personalize the site. These can be found at the very top of each page.
You can also use the controls in your browser to change the size of the text or the colour of the display. See how to do this at My Web My Way by AbilityNet (external website).
We currently use Youtube to present video information.
Links and new windows
Links to pages and other websites will open in the same window unless otherwise stated within the link text or before a list of links.
External links are highlighted in yellow.
Before a list of links:
If a list of links all open new websites, this will be stated in the introduction to the list.
Links to downloadable documents and files will open in a new window to avoid conflicting with assistive technologies. These links will use the following format:
Filename (File Type, File Size)
For example: Application Form (PDF, 1.7 MB)
You can open links in a new window by using the keyboard shortcut Shift+Enter (Internet Explorer for PC and Firefox for PC and Mac).
Please note: The keyboard shortcut for opening links in a new window may be different depending on the browser and operating system.
We have made files available to download in a variety of formats. The most common are:
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
Microsoft Word (.doc)
If you are unable to open these types of documents, please download and install the latest versions of the free viewer software:
Due to certain constraints, we have had to include technologies and features that cause accessibility issues. These include:
The YouTube player
We are making every effort to overcome these limitations by improving their accessibility and failing that, provide accessible alternatives. If you require alternative versions to our downloadable documents (such as plain text), or if you experience any accessibility problems with our site, please contact us.
eAccessibility Wales does not assume responsibility for third party applications.
This site has been developed to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible web sites. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines also makes websites more user-friendly everyone.
The site has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested and is currently compatible with modern browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome 10+ and Opera 10+.
Please note: You may experience issues with older versions of these browsers or other web browsers. If you experience any issues, please feel free to contact us.
Web Standards and Technologies
This website has been developed to conform to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML 5 (HyperText Mark-up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website. If there is information you think that should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the website then please feel free to contact us.