Accessibility features

SfC&D is committed to promoting equal opportunities in all areas of its work.

This includes treating Welsh speakers and English speakers on a basis of equality in the conduct of its business in Wales. Therefore, in accordance with the Welsh language act of 1993, we make all our material, including this website, available to the public bilingually.

We also offer the following accessibility features on our site:

  • a site search function
  • comprehensive sitemap
  • resizable text
  • a 'skip to content' link to help screen reader and keyboard users bypass repeated navigation links

Accessibility and usability

Our website meets all the requirements of the WCAG 1.0 AA guidelines. As the site grows over time, we will endeavour to uphold the spirit and best practice of the WCAG guidelines, recognising that web technology is changing rapidly. Our main objective is to create a site which is accessible and usable in practice.

We have provided clear and consistent navigation and a 'breadcrumb trail' to assist orientation within the site. There are also section summaries on the home page and on the introductory page of each area to guide you through the site.

Site code

The site has been built to comply with standards XHTML and CSS2. The code has been checked for accessibility using a range of automated and (more significantly) manual checks. In older browsers (Netscape and Internet Explorer 4 and earlier) it will appear as an unstyled document. All information and functionality will still be accessible.

Browsealoud

You can also make our website talk by downloading the free text to speech software BrowseAloud. Simply install it and then move your mouse over any text, link, picture or button and BrowseAloud will speak it to you. The download is approximately 2.5Mb.

Make our website look the way you want

My Web My Way is an excellent source of accessibility help for all computer users developed by the BBC and AbilityNet. It provides information on changing colours, text size and other features of our website, and also explains how to apply these settings to any site you visit.

Feedback

We welcome feedback on the Accessibility and usability of our website. If you have had any problems or any issues while using our site, please let us know. Email, phone and address details are on our contact us page.

SfC&D is committed to promoting equal opportunities in all areas of its work. This includes treating Welsh speakers and English speakers on a basis of equality in the conduct of its business in Wales. Therefore, in accordance with the Welsh language act of 1993, we make all our material available to the public bilingually