What is StrangeBrew’s Accessibilty Policy?
StrangeBrew Web Design is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all user groups, including the disabled and visually impaired.
This document explains the features we have implemented in order to make our website accessible to those using alternative browsing methods including screen readers, keyboard navigation and text-only browsers.
Should you have difficulty accessing information on this website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org giving the urls of the pages concerned and outlining your requirements.
We will endeavour to make changes to improve your browsing experience.
We’ve designed this site with accessibility in mind. Some of the general features include:
- The use of clear, easy to understand language.
- The use of common web standards.
- The use of validated HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
- The use of a responsive layout.
- A minimum input size for comfortable touch-based browsing.
We aim to ensure our website conforms to level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
We use a number of tools to perform automated accessibility tests as part of our testing procedures.
We’ve tested the site’s font and background colours to ensure that our site is usable by anyone with colour vision deficiency and that all information is still clear.
We’ve designed all pages on our website so that all information that is conveyed with colour is also available without colour.
Font and Text Size
We have used a clear, legible font for all text and headings and ensured support for independent scaling of the text size using your web browser.
This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. We’ve also made our website navigable, usable and readable if your browsing device does not support style sheets.
Providing alternatives for non-text elements gives visually impaired and screen-reader users wider access to our website.
Images, Videos and other Non-Text Elements
We’ve made it possible to use our site without having to view graphics or images. Non-text elements such as images, animations, icons, audio, video and multimedia have text equivalents. We’ve done this by providing descriptive alt attributes for them.
Purely decorative graphics or formatting images have empty alt attributes.
Links and Navigation
We have attempted to logically place and structure our menus and page items to ensure that the browsing experience is simple and streamlined. For example, placing page items in a logical order and making the website easy to navigate helps people with visual impairments, motor deficiencies and cognitive disabilities while also degrading gracefully.
The site is fully accessible using only the keyboard and can be navigated with scripting disabled.
Our website does not use pop-up windows at all.
We label our forms and tables using valid, semantic, HTML5 markup to help readers to understand the content on a page and to fill in content into correct form fields.
No critical content of functionality is hidden behind use frames, we try not to use frames as they are a barrier to accessibility. Any frames which we do use have descriptive titles to help screen readers to make sense of the content of the page.
We do not use tables for layout, only for displaying table-based data using semantic markup while also providing a text summary. We avoid spanned cells and multiple levels of header cells and use the scope attribute to define columns.