The Web2Access Project team 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.
This website endeavours to conform to the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, W3C World Wide Web Consortium Recommendations as of 10 October, 2008 (http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/) "The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities." (http://www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/Overview.html)
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
Whilst the Web2Access Project team strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it may not always be possible to ensure ease of use for all those viewing these pages. However, here are links to other resources that may help:
My Web My Way - Partnership between bbc.co.uk and AbilityNet - "The site provides advice and help to all those people who would benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system, or computer to be able to view ... the rest of the web in a more accessible way."
Read the Words.com - is a free, web based service that assists people with written material. You have to register for this service but it is possible to copy and paste the web address for every page in the Web2Access website and have it read back with speech synthesis - text to speech - or downloaded as an MP3 file or sent by e-mail. It is also possible to upload documents for reading aloud.
Links - a free text-only web browser for those with slow or poor connections using Unix, OS/2, BeOS, MacOSX orWin32 (Beta) computer systems.
We are continually seeking solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Web2Access website, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Mrs E.A. Draffan, Learning Societies Lab, ECS, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ
Tel +44 (0)23 8059 7246
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