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Accessibility statement

LinkLiving.org.uk is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Guidelines and standards

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

The design and coding of our webpage templates have undergone an accessibility audit that helps ensure that our website conforms to the WCAG 2.0 AA standard.

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

Coding standards

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML5 and CSS3.

The site displays correctly in current browsers, degrades gracefully in older browsers, and is optimised to elegantly resize to suit various browser windows, on PCs, tablets and mobile phones.

By using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Accessibility features

We offer the following features:

  • a skip to navigation link to help screen reader and keyboard users access navigational links quickly. This is viewable if you use the 'tab' button to navigate through our webpages.
  • multiple ways of navigating pages by providing breadcrumb navigation links, a sitemap, and a search facility
  • resizable text
  • support for WAI-ARIA document landmark roles which can be interpreted by access technologies such as screen readers
  • You can listen to this website with Browsealoud, which can be activated by clicking on the large button in the top right of the screen.

Exceptions

Whilst LinkLiving.org.uk strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

At the time of writing accessibility guidelines for the mobile web are still in development.

The sitewide navigation that is displayed for small screen devices is converted from clickable buttons to a select dropdown.

Although this will fail to meet WCAG 2.0 Level A Checkpoint 3.2.2, testing indicated that in the specific case of small screens, this aided in navigating long pages.

Contacting us about an accessibility issue

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the LinkLiving website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.