This is the official accessibility statement for this site. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This policy applies only to Web pages on this site (i.e. URLs starting http://www.hcwsa.com) that make use of standard templates (i.e. pages that have the same structure, navigation and design as this one).
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the Web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key(in IE you must hit enter); on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.
All pages on this site use the following access keys for common tasks:
- Access key H : Home
- Access key Y : Accessibility
- Access key X : Skip Navigation
As far as possible, we have tried to ensure that:
- All pages on this site should be at least Bobby AA approved, complying with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
- All pages on this site should validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
- All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. h1 tags are used for main titles, h2 tags for subtitles (and so on).
Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article). As far as possible, links are written to make sense out of context.
- All content images used in this site should include descriptive alt tags. Purely decorative graphics include null alt tags.
- Complex images may include longdesc tags or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
- This site uses primarily uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers. If you need to change the "text size" in your Web browser instructions are available.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page should still be readable.
- W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
- W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
- Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.
- Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
- Bobby, a free service to analyze 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.