Accessibility

Help Using This Site - ACCESSIBILITY

This website validates as XHTML 1.1, and uses CSS for all layout and design purposes.
All pages on this site meet all WAI accessibility Level A or Priority 1 guidelines, and most guidelines at Level AA or Priority 2.

The site markup is structured and clean to aid those using browsers that cannot display images and visual styles.

For those using screen readers, this site contains links to skip straight to the content of a page. Links are written to make sense out of context - that is, reading the phrase of the link by itself is enough to understand where that link might take you.

All links will open in the same browser window, with the exception of file download links (Microsoft Word documents and PDF files) and links to external websites.

We have worked hard to make sure this site can be used by as many major browsers as possible. We have tested, and are satisfied with, the output of the site in the following:

  • Mozilla Firefox (version 1.0.3 on PC and version 1.0 on Mac)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (versions 5.01, 5.5, 6.02 on PC)
  • Netscape Navigator (version 7.2 on PC)
  • Opera (version 7.54 on PC)
  • Safari (version 1.3 on Mac)


All text on this site is set to relative sizing units, so that it can be sized up or down using the appropriate tool in your browser. Please refer to your browser's help function or documentation if you are unsure how to do this.

Many assistive technologies make use of the keyboard for performing important tasks, such as navigation, selecting buttons, submitting forms and so on.

Some websites provide the user with additional functions via the keyboard, but we believe this is not yet widely supported or understood by the majority of users, lacks any standard across different sites and is often detrimental to those users who need to make use of the keyboard for fundamental tasks.

If you have any comments or queries about our website or encounter any issues while using the site, please contact acornparknursery@aol.com

 

Accessibility

While we make every attempt to ensure you get the most out of this website, you may find you can improve your browsing experience by altering particular browser settings. Below, we show how to change the settings for common web-browsers.

When in doubt, check your browsers built-in documentation.

Internet Explorer (IE)

Change font sizes in IE

  • IE7: From the Page menu, choose the Text size option
  • IE6 and below: From the View menu, choose the Text size option

Change colour and font settings in IE

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  2. Select the Accessibility... button (bottom right)
  3. By checking the desired checkboxes, you can force the browser to ignore the colours, font styles and font sizes

Disable images in IE

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options
  2. Select the Advanced tab (top right)
  3. Scroll down to the Multimedia section
  4. Untick the checkbox labelled Show pictures

Mozilla Firefox

Change font sizes in Firefox

  • From the View menu, choose the Text Size option

Change colour and font settings in Firefox

  1. On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed byPreferences
  2. On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
  3. Select the Content tab. To select fonts:
    • Within the Fonts & Colors section, select the default font and size from the drop-down menus
    • Clicking the Advanced... will display a new dialog. To enforce your previous font selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above
  4. To select colours:
    • Within the Fonts & Colors section, click the Colors... button
    • The dialog that appears allows you to select a colour palette that best suits you
    • To enforce your colour selection, untick the checkbox Allow pages to choose their own colours, instead of my selections above

Disable images in Firefox

  1. On OSX: With Firefox in focus, select the Firefox menu, followed byPreferences
  2. On other platforms: From the Tools menu, choose Options
  3. Select the Content tab
  4. Untick the checkbox labelled Load images automatically

Further help

If your browser isn't covered here, or you would like more in-depth information, visit My Web my Way, an online guide that explains the various accessibility features provided by your web browser.

Features of the site

Descriptive link text

When the author of a site uses descriptive link text, all links on the page will make sense even when read out of context. For users of assistive technology (e.g. Screen-readers) this can allow them to quickly jump through pages of text to find relevant links.

Meaningful ALT attribute on images

Most images on this site contain additional 'alternate' text that is stored with the image. This allows users who otherwise wouldn't be able to see the image access to the stored information. Although this can help users of assistive technology (e.g. Screen-readers), this also applies to visitors who disable images because of a slow internet connection.

Any image that is considered purely decorative will have a blank alternate text (e.g. alt=""). This reduces the amount of unnecessary content on the page.