This is the accessibility statement for Broadbean.
Broadbean recognises the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all user groups, including the disabled.
- We have implemented the following accessibility features on this website to make it easier to use for people with disabilities.
- You may need to review the accessibility features in your browser.
- Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it.
Please note: While we aim to provide full accessibility in all new content on the website, some of our older pages may not yet meet all the standards outlined here.
Accessibility features on this website
The following features improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers.
At the start of every page is a short menu that allows you to jump directly to the most important parts of the page, including main content and navigation. Each of these also has an access key associated with it.
Sighted users who use the keyboard to navigate will see these links appear on screen when using the Tab key to navigate through the page.
Structured, semantic markup: Headings and navigation menus
- HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+2.
- Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.
All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.
If you wish to override the site's colours, you can import your own style sheet within your browser preferences.
You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:
- In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size and then your preferred size.
- In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom and then your preferred percentage size.
If you wish to override the site's font settings, you can import your own style sheet within your browser preferences.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
You may import your own style sheet into this website.
All tables have properly scoped header cells to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. Where required, tables also have a caption and a summary.
Tables are not used for layout.
Linking text has been written to make sense out of context.
Where appropriate, links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail: for example, to advise you if the link will open in a new window.
Accessibility features in your browser
Choose Help: Contents: Accessibility
- http://help. netscape.com/netscape7/shortcuts.html
- http://www. mozilla. org/projects/ui/accessibility/
- Also see how to specify your own colours and fonts in Netscape.
Questions or feedback
If you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it, please contact us.
- W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
- The RNIB's Web accessibility at a glance.
- The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA).
http://www. disability. gov.uk/dda/.
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows.
- Windows-Eyes, a screen reader for Windows.
- PwWebSpeak, a screen reader for Windows.
- 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.