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Accessibility Statement

molomo.net has been designed to be accessible to all users, irrespective of browser type, speed of connection or physical ability. It is built to meet conformance level Triple-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 (WCAG).

You can find out more about these guidelines by following the W3C-WCAG logo link below.

Level Triple-A conformance icon,
			  W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

Conformance to these guidelines will help make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and will benefit all users.

Resizing Text

All text on this site has a relative font size, so text can be enlarged or reduced using the text size options available in visual browsers.

To change the size of the text in Internet Explorer go to
View > Text Size

To change the size of the text in Mozilla Firefox go to
View > Text Size

To change the size of the text in Netscape Navigator go to
Edit > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts

To change the size of the text in Opera go to
File > Preferences > Fonts > Minimum font size

Alternatively, if you have a mouse with a wheel, hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard whilst moving the wheel backwards, to increase the text size, or forwards, to reduce the text size.

Accesskeys

Accesskeys are keyboard shortcuts which allow users to navigate around a website without having to use a mouse or similar device.

To use these accesskey shortcuts, Windows users should press the 'alt' key together with the relevant number below, then 'enter'. Macintosh users should press the 'Ctrl' key together with the accesskey, then 'enter'.

This website uses the following accesskeys:

s Skip navigation
0 Accessibility Statement (Including accesskey details)
1 Home page
2 Web
3 Design
4 Print
5 Other Services
6 Contact
7 Privacy Policy
8 Legal Statement
9 Site Map

Please note that accesskeys will not work on older browsers which do not support the W3C HTML 4.0 standards.

Tab Index

It is also possible to use the 'tab' key (together with 'enter') to navigate this site.

molomo.net has a logical tab order through links, etc., determined as follows:

  1. Skip Navigation
  2. Home page
  3. Main menu
  4. Sub-menu
  5. Accessibility
  6. Privacy
  7. Legal
  8. Site Map
  9. Web standards
  10. Page content

To scroll the content in Internet Explorer with a keyboard use the 'tab' key to go to the 'Skip navigation' link and press 'enter'. Then use the arrow keys to scroll the content.

Visual design

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets for visual layout.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes.

Adobe PDF Files

Throughout this website we have included Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files that give you even more information.

These can be identified by the Adobe PDF icon: adobe pdf icon.

Where we give the option to view further information as a PDF file you will need Adobe Reader.

Adobe Reader is free software that allows users to easily and reliably view, download, print and search PDF files using a variety of platforms and devices.

You can download Adobe Reader now.

PDFs will appear in the same browser window as the rest of the site.

Links

All links to external sites on molomo.net open in the same browser window.

Links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.

W3C Web Standards

An integral requirement of conforming to the W3C Accessibility Guidelines is that the design and coding of all web pages adheres to the W3C Web Standards.

By designing to Web Standards, the informational content of web pages becomes accessible to many more people, irrespective of their physical ability or the internet browsing device that they may be using.

The following W3C reference links lay down the content mark-up and styling standards that Molomo has adopted, and that the web as a whole is moving towards:

XHTML:

Valid XHTML 1.0!

CSS:

Valid CSS!

What are Web Standards?

Web page content is coded, or marked-up, using HTML (HyperText Markup Language). This HTML mark-up defines, for example, which parts of the content are headings, where the paragraph or line-breaks should go, which parts are clickable links, etc. Traditionally, it has also specified how this content should look, by specifying properties such as font size and colour for the different parts of the page, background colours, etc.

By adopting W3C Web Standards, we break from this tradition and use only semantic HTML mark-up. In fact, we use XHTML (i.e. eXtensible HTML), which is just HTML coded to a stricter standard.

Semantic XHTML means that the mark-up only defines what each part of the content is, not how it should look. That is, the mark-up identifies which elements in the content are headings, paragraphs, links, list items, etc. It does not specify what these elements should look like, nor how and where they will be positioned on the page.

Even on older browsers or text-only devices that may not react to modern CSS stylesheets, the content is still fully readable and usable. It may not have the same colourful backgrounds and graphics, etc., but it should be fully usable none the less. This is the fundamental principle behind the use of Web Standards.