CQI accessibility policy
The CQI website has been designed to be accessible to all web users, irrespective of individual abilities and browser type.
Creating and maintaining an accessible website is an ongoing process so if you notice anything that does not meet accessibility guidelines please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting around the site
You can navigate to any section of the CQI website using the section heading bars or the breadcrumb trail - navigation aid provided in user intefaces to allow users to keep track of their location. This appears horizontally below the section heading bar across the top of each page. You may also find the arrow keys and page up/page down buttons on your keyboard more useful for getting around the pages if you prefer not to use a mouse.
Accessibility and design
The CQI website uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to enable the separation of content from presentation. This helps improve content accessibility, provide more flexibility and control in the specification of presentation characteristics. CSS allows the markup page to be presented in different styles for different rendering methods, such as on-screen, in print, by voice (when read out by a speech-based browser or screen reader) and on Braille-based, tactile devices. Our style sheets make use of a font family that should make text easier to read, but you may override these and other settings such as font size in your browser.
For more information on web accessibility issues, the BBC has an excellent resource on their website; www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility
All pages on this site have been tested and conform to the following standards to the best of our knowledge:
- W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) Single-A compliance
- XHTML 1.0 Transitional
- CSS 2.0
- We use Portable Document Format (PDF) to present some information but every effort has been made to ensure people can access this content easily
We use the following validators to help establish our compliance:
- Firefox HTML Validators
- W3C HTML/XHTML
- W3C CSS Validators
We also test on a broad range of browsers and operating systems and carry out rigorous user testing during our web development process. However, if you do spot a problem or have difficulty using the website please contact email@example.com
Updated March 2012