Chesterfield is a place that welcomes all people and we want to make our website as accessible as we can. We have therefore incorporated a number of features to make this website easy to use, especially for users with disabilities.
Our website aims to conform to Level A standard of the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. It also includes many features found in AA sites such as easily resizable fonts.
Accessibility features on this website
The following features improve navigation for text only browsers, screen reader users, and users of keyboard navigation.
You can change the font size of each page to your preference through the browser.
• In Internet Explorer: select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
• In Netscape: select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.
• In Firefox: press CTRL + to increase font size and CTRL - to decrease. CTRL 0 will reset sizes to default.
We try to make sure that our links are as meaningful as possible and some links are explained in greater detail by using a title attribute.
Labels are used to assist access to form fields. All forms follow a logical tab sequence.
This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser supports it, style sheets can be disabled or over-written to customise the appearance of the website, to your preference.
This website is built to XHTML 1.0 and CSS 1.0 / 2.0 standards.
This website will function and look as intended in browsers that support these standards. The most common of these are;
• Firefox 1.5 +
• Internet Explorer 6.0+
If you do not have one of these browsers installed or are unable to upgrade, you may find the website easier to use by disabling CSS altogether - please see your browsers help documentation for further information.
Our pages aim to conform to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This standard is endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind |(RNIB) and the Disability Rights Commission |.
Our pages use valid XHTML and CSS. To ensure code quality and that standards are maintained we are committed to checking this on a regular basis.
We are striving to meet our obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act |(DDA) 1995 with respect to the provision of services online.