Accessibility

This is the official Accessibility Policy for Crayon.

It is our policy to make our site as accessible as possible, not just for our physically challenged users, but to make this site accessible via mobile phones, tablet and hand held computers, all different kinds of Internet browsers, and readable from whatever country you are in. This policy was created with assistance and advice from WordPress’s Accessibility Statement.

The following lists the specifics of our Accessibility Policy:

Overall site design and build

We have built the site in WordPress, as it works right out of the box to help to keep our site as accessible as possible. The site has been built in HTML5, and where Flash movies are present HTML5 alternatives have been provided.

Describing images and links

Where possible, we have described graphics or photographs in the alt part of the image tag. Where the image is purely decorative and a text description would only confuse the reader, we have left alt attribute empty. Where images have not been able to load, we have completed alt descriptions to allow people to know what is on screen, if appropriate.

Creating readable pages

We have ensured there are no crowded areas of text, busy looks, or jumbles of font sizes. All fonts are large enough to be readable at most screen resolutions. We have positioned navigational elements in logical places, so people can naturally move around our site.

Colour

We appreciate that colour choices affect people’s ability to ‘see’ a page, particularly for people suffering from colour blindness. With this in mind, we have tested our colour choices on the site and confirmed that they can be seen and recognised.

Access keys

We have not implemented access keys functionality at launch. Although the UK government has set a national standard for the use of access keys on official sites which many website administrators both in the UK and abroad have adopted, unfortunately not all browsers are fully compatible. Hopefully, all browsers and websites will feature a standard for access keys soon, and we will monitor and implement access keys when this is achieved.

Browser and screen resolution compatibility

We understand that not all browsers display all websites the same. We have run our websites code through a series of validation tests to check the XHTML and CSS thoroughly to make sure there were no errors. We have also test driven the site through a series of different browsers and made adjustments where relevant. We have also where possible, tested different browsers on a variety of different operating systems. We also appreciate that our site could be affected by different screen resolutions and colour quality, so we have test driven the site through a variety of different scenarios.

Mobile, tablet and hand held computers

We have not built a seperate mobile style sheet, as the site is still fully functional with the original design (abet compressed).

If there are other Accessibility features that we could add in to the site, or techniques that we could adopt, please contact us and let us know. We’d be happy to incorporate them.