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It is the policy of Battrick Clark Solicitors that people with disabilities are able to access information on its website as easily as possible. Listed below are details of how this websitecomplies with accessibility guidelines.

  • WCAG 1.0 Conformance Level “AA”
  • Text size can be modified
  • CSS is used for layout and appearance where possible

Accessibility

As of 8th July 2006, all pages on this web site passed W3C/WAI’s WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 1.0 Conformance Level “AA”. In particular, we have designed the site so that it complies with the following:

  • Images should have the appropriate ALT tag assigned to them
  • Make links that are descriptive and make sense, with enough information about their destination
  • Ensure that there is sufficient colour contrast between the text and background and that colour alone is not used to convey information
  • Use style sheets to allow maximum flexibility
  • Use header tags effectively to help clarity of the website
  • No gratuitous uses of multimedia devices
  • Refrain from the use of frames as they can cause difficulty in navigating
  • Ensure that the site can be read by assistive technologies, such as screen reader software
  • Usable interfaces considering; effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction for all users

Text Size

Changing the text to make it larger or smaller can easily bedone using your browser.

To increase or decrease the text size in Internet Explorer:

  • Select the ‘View’ menu in your browser
  • Select the ‘Text size’ option
  • Select the size you would like to see

To increase or decrease the text size in Firefox:

  • Select the ‘View’ menu in your browser
  • Select the ‘Text size’ option
  • Select ‘Increase’ or ‘Decrease’

To increase or decrease the text size in Opera:

  • Select the ‘View’ menu in your browser
  • Select the ‘Zoom’ option
  • Select the size you want

To increase or decrease the text size in Netscape Navigator:

  • Select the ‘View’ menu in your browser
  • Select the ‘Increase Font’ or ‘Decrease Font’ option

External Links

All external links will load in a new window. This applies toall PDFs and external sites.

PDF Documents

A number of documents available for viewing are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF format is used to preserve the contentand layout of our publications. Publications in PDF can only beviewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can downloadAcrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems Inc. site, free of charge. Click on the following link to go to the relevant page on theAdobe site: http://www.adobe.com/reader/

People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to readdocuments directly in PDF format, until they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available for free from Adobe and your screen reader may do this automatically. Adobe also has onlinetools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe’s accessibility tools and services, visit the Access Adobe site: http://access.adobe.com/

The website has been tested for the following:

  • For colour contrast by printing in black and white and checking how readable the site is
  • Different screen resolutions
  • Different platforms – MAC and PC
  • Different browsers – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari
  • Without images – a text equivalent is displayed
  • Without Cascading Style Sheets – it still works, the content is available and makes sense

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