The Kitchen Gallery :: Accessibility Statement
Features to enhance the site's accessibility
These features have been provided to help make our site as accessible as possible to as many people as possible
- On each page a 'skip to main content' link allows direct access past the navigation bars to the page's main content
- All text should be resizable using a browser text-resize option
- Alternative user-defined style sheets can be applied to allow changes in the site's appearance without affecting the readability or accessibility of the information
- HTML heading elements have been used to represent page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading
- All hyperlinks should make sense when read out of context, and hyperlinks change colour when the destination page has been visited
- All images have been given appropriate alternative text
- A navigation bar linking to the main sections of the site is provided at the left of each page
- The site has been tested to ensure that it is accessible in a wide range of browsers
Keyboard shortcuts have been provided for key pages following the UK Give: (An article by Jukka Korpela on Access Keys for web sites gives some background information on how to use accesskeys in different browsers):
- Accessibility Page (this page) - ALT / 'Apple' + 0
- Home Page - ALT / 'Apple' + 1
- Site Map - ALT / 'Apple' + 3
- Legal / terms and conditions (including privacy statement) / 'Apple' - ALT + 8
- Contact Page - ALT / 'Apple' + 9
- Skip to main content - ALT / 'Apple' + S
- Cascading Style Sheets have been used to control the presentation of pages and properly structured markup has been used for content, for a full explanation of the accessibility benefits of this see "Why using CSS improves accessibility"
- If stylesheets are not supported or are turned off, information on the site can still be accessed and read
- Relative font sizes are used, which allows users to resize text as needed
- All HTML should validate as HTML 4.01 Strict using the W3C markup validator
- All stylesheets should validate using W3C CSS validator
- All pages should comply with our interpretation of all relevant priority 1,2 and 3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, with the following exceptions:
- Regarding Checkpoint 11.1, we consider HTML 4.01 Strict to be acceptable as a 'latest version' of a W3C technology
- Regarding Checkpoint 14.2, the nature of our site is that it's mainly textual content, and thus we don't have many instances of graphical content to supplement our text. We will, though, make sure that wherever we can support our textual content with graphical content if it helps understanding.
We've done our best to ensure this site is as accessible as possible, but it can happen that accessibility problems do arise despite our best efforts. If you do find any accessibility barriers that affect or prevent your use and enjoyment of the site, please let us know and we'll do our best to address the problem as soon as possible.
For other contact details, please see the 'Contact Us' page.