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updated 5:40 PM UTC, Apr 16, 2017

How the site is built for accessibility Standards

All pages on this site are WCAG AA approved, complying with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Whilst we would like to say this is categorically so it is a judgement call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and cannot be tested automatically. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.

We have strives to make all pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict.

Layout

The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all of the presentation and layout. Tables are only used for data presentment.

As a result screen reader users can use the screen reader's navigation key to get around the site. If you are listening to the site, menus are grouped together in a more logical fashion.

Content

The content has been written and formatted to make it accessible.For example:

  • headings highlight sections of text
  • sentences are short with the meaning at the beginning
  • links use meaningful text
  • Forms can be navigated using the tab key.

 

Accessibility Barriers

Despite our on-going efforts not all areas of the e-Parliament website and related sites are fully accessible. As part of our commitment to making the visitor experience consistent for all we will continue to work on improving our website, in the meantime should you experience any difficulties please contact us explaining the problems you encountered.