This is the official accessibility statement for Angus College website. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us using the contact form.
- All pages on this site are developed with an aim towards the AAA level, with a minimum of AA level as specified in the WCAG. The two exceptions are video streams and documents produced outside the control of the web team, due to limited available resources. For any of these streams and documents an accessible version is available on request. This is always a judgement call; many accessibility features can be measured, but many can not.
- All pages on this site are developed to validate as HTML 4.01 Strict. This is not a judgement call; a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid HTML. For example, check the home page for HTML validity. As the site is very new, some pages might not totally validate. We are working on this.
- All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3.
- All pages include a search box.
- All pages include a skip navigation link.
- Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
- Links are written to make sense out of context.
- All content images used in this site include descriptive
ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics should not be part of this site.
- Graphics which main purpose is to convey text are avoided or use image replacement so that their content is
accessible for assistive devices.
- Complex images include inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
- This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
- This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support Flash at all, the content of each Flash object is
replaced by an accessible image and is still readable.
- W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
- W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
- RNIB See it Right guidelines.
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
- Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
- Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
- Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
- Bobby, a free service to analyze web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines. A full-featured commercial version is also available.
- HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
- Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
- Lynx Viewer, a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.
- WebAIM, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials.
- Designing More Usable Web Sites, a large list of additional resources.
The structure of this Accessibility Statement
is based on the statement of Dive into Accessibility, with permission of the author of said document. Credits to Mark Pilgrim for his hard work in creating this excellent resource.