We have taken a number of steps to ensure that the Roots Design Workshop website is as easy as possible to use.
Where possible, this website adheres to W3C WAI techniques.
The website accessibility guidelines we have followed include:
- Allowing users of the website to control text sizes.
- Using an easy to read font type.
- Ensuring suitable foreground and background colour contrast.
- Using clear and simple grammar.
- Providing meaningful text equivalents for pictures.
- Providing simple, consistent site navigation.
- Ensuring the target of each link is clearly defined.
- Providing a sitemap.
- Using appropriate structural mark-up to maximise browser and screen reader support.
- Ensuring all content and functionality is available to users without content style sheet (CSS), image and script support.
For practical help on how to use the accessibility features built in to this website please read the following:
This website has been designed to allow a user to increase or decrease the size of text displayed on the website via their browser.
On a PC
- Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +
- Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press –
On a Mac
- Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +
- Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press –
Web pages will look different depending on the size of computer monitor you have, and also on the ‘screen resolution’ setting. The higher the screen setting, the more information you can see on screen without scrolling. This website is best viewed at a screen resolution of 1024×768 pixels. To change your screen resolution, do the following.
- Click on the ‘Start’ button and then ‘Control Panel’
- Click on ‘Display’ (Appearance and Themes – Windows XP)
- Click on the ‘Settings’ tab
- Move the slider to 1024×768
- Click on ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’
- Open Mac Preferences (in Mac OS9 open Apple Menu, then Control Panels, then Monitors)
- Click on ‘Displays’
- Select 1024×768 as the resolution
- Click on ‘OK’
The site makes use of PDF files for downloadable documents.
In order to view these files you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
The website makes use of the free Adobe Flash player for video and other interactive content.
This can be downloaded at http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer.
Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
Whenever possible, links are written to make sense out of context.
All images on the site should have corresponding ALT text provided so that they can be understood by non-visual readers.
We comply with the UK government standards minimum recommendation of: Web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 A.
Although we are testing this site on an ongoing basis, it’s your experience which counts, and we will try hard to solve problems as we become aware of them.
So let us know if there are things you find difficult or if you have any constructive feedback by contacting us.