Accessibility

At Trent Vale we want everybody visiting our website to have the best possible experience and have access to all of the content on all of our pages.

That is why our website is built utilising the latest web standards to be compatible with standards-compliant web browsers. We aim to deliver all of our web pages as valid HTML 5 where possible, although this isn't always realistic. Our website also makes use of CSS3 visual techniques which are supported by most modern browsers. Older browsers will still be able to access our website content with a reduced visual experience.

Our website also aims to comply with the Level A standard of the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG). However, our website may also include features from Level AA and Level AAA.

The WCAG standard is endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and the Disability Rights Commission and is considered to be the best set of guidelines to comply with our obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995.

Text Size

Our pages aim to font sizes that are legible and have sufficient colour contrast to assist consumption of our content. All modern web browsers have built in methods for resizing the text on a web pages, here is how to resize text in the more popular browsers:

  • Internet Explorer – select from the 'Zoom' options under the 'View' menu
  • Firefox – select from the 'Zoom' options under the 'View' menu
  • Chrome – use the 'Zoom In' or 'Zoom Out' option under 'View menu
  • Safari – use the 'Zoom In' or 'Zoom Out' option under 'View menu

Images

Any content based images are supplied with text alternative descriptions (alt tags) to ensure our pages are readable and make sense where images are disabled or not available.

JavaScript

JavaScript is used to enhance the experience of our website and make the experience easier and more intuitive. We recommend browsing our website with JavaScript enabled, however all our content is still accessible without JavaScript.


Links

We have paid special attention to making sure that all navigational links with our website are as meaningful as possible and help to explain the content behind the link as much as possible.

Stylesheets

Our website uses CSS Stylesheets to format and layout our content in a clear and concise manner. Where stylesheets are not supported or disabled all of our content will always be available and legible utilising the browsers built in document formatting.

Forms

All forms within our website include descriptive labels associated to each of the form fields and all forms have a logical tab order.

Should you have any difficulties using our website or any feedback or recommendations please feel free to contact us.