Medusa Web Solutions Accessibility

Accessibility

Medusa is committed to meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) when developing web sites for our clients. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that helps developers make web sites accessible to people with special needs, people with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.

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  • Medusa Web Solutions Ltd
  • Office M4
  • EPIC
  • 112-114 Magdalen Street
  • Norwich
  • NR3 1JD

  • Tel:  +44 (0)1603 727732
  • Email:   info@MedusaWebSolutions.com

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Accessibility Statement

In order to make this site accessible to as many people as possible, it has been built to certain web standards to ensure that people with disabilities find this website easy to use.

Accessibility Standards & Compliance

Medusa is committed to meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) when developing our site and web sites for our clients. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that helps developers make web sites accessible to people with special needs, people with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. Our website complies with the WCAG Priority 2 (AA) guidelines as a minimum. Below is a list of standards that we adhere to:-

  • WCAG Priority 2 (AA)
  • Section 508
  • Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
  • XHTML 1.1
  • CSS 2.1

Accessibility Features:

Our websites are designed with the following accessibility features in mind:-

  • Primary site navigation is located at the top of each page.
  • Sitemap navigation is located at the bottom of each page.
  • Secondary navigation elements are located on the left of each page.
  • A home page link is available on each page by clicking the Medusa logo.
  • Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists and styled with CSS.
  • We use relative font sizes on our websites so text can be increased or decreased using your browser.
  • Our website conforms to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional standard.
  • Some links have 'title' attributes, which describes the link in more detail and provides context.
  • Links on the same page with the same text, will always point to the same location unless differentiated with the 'title' attribute.
  • To aid screen readers, forms have labels associated with their controls.
  • We try to use clear and simple language.
  • We use alternative ('alt') text for all our images that convey information to the user. The alt text we use provides context to the user. Images used for design purposes only, will have empty alternative text.
  • Our web pages are designed so that they can be viewed at a minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
  • Our site doe not include blinking text or images, and nothing on this site will cause your screen to flicker.
  • This site utilises a small amount of JavaScript to enhance the user experience. If you your browser software does not fully support JavaScript or it has been disabled, the core functionality of the site will still be available.
  • We may have PDF's that are downloadable from the site. If we do, the pdf content will be readable by screen readers.
  • Our site has been checked using the HiSoftware® Cynthia tool.

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Access Keys

Most browsers support the use of access keys to immediately jump to specific parts of the website using the keyboard. At Medusa we follow the government recommendation for access keys which are listed below:-

  • S - Skip navigation
  • 1 - Home page
  • 2 - What's new
  • 3 - Site map
  • 4 - Search
  • 5 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • 6 - Help
  • 7 - Complaints procedure
  • 8 - Terms and conditions
  • 9 - Feedback form
  • 0 - Access key details

In addition to these we have access keys specific to our site and are listed below:-

  • a - About Us
  • s - Services
  • c - Clients
  • p - Portfolio
  • 9 - Contact Us

To invoke an access key requires pressing a specific keyboard combination, which depends on what type of web browser you are using.

  • Internet Explorer - Alt & access key, followed by Enter.
  • Firefox 1.5 and below, Mozilla, Netscape 6+ - Alt & access key.
  • Firefox 2+ - Alt & Shift & access key.
  • Opera (Windows and Macintosh) - Shift & Esc & access key.
  • Macintosh browsers - Ctrl & access key.

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Browser Compatibility

We support the popular browser versions being used by the public (% web traffic 3/2010):-

  • Internet Explorer 8 - 15%
  • Internet Explorer 7 - 11%
  • Internet Explorer 6 - 9%
  • Firefox 3.6 - 22%
  • Firefox 3.5 - 18%
  • Google Chrome - 12%

We aim to make the site work as much as possible with the following browsers (% web traffic 3/2010):-

  • Firefox 3 and lower - 6%
  • Opera - 2%
  • Safari - 4%
  • Macintosh browsers

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Keyboard Navigation

Popular browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox also come with keyboard shortcuts for website navigation:-

  • Tab - Cycle forwards through hyperlinks and form controls.
  • Shift & Tab - Cycle forwards through hyperlinks and form controls.
  • Alt & Right Arrow - Forward movement through browser history.
  • Alt & Left Arrow - Backward movement through browser history.
  • Up Arrow - Scroll up a web page.
  • Down Arrow - Scroll down a web page.
  • Page Up - Screen scroll up web page.
  • Page Down - Screen Scroll down web page.
  • Home - Move to top of a web page.
  • End - Move to bottom of a web page.

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Further information

If you would like further information about our accessibility or if you are experiencing problems with your website and require accessibility advice, please contact our accessibility team here at Medusa please call +44 (0)1603 727732 or email info@MedusaWebSolutions.com

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