The developers of www.FutureYears.org.uk have strived to make the site accessible and usable to as many viewers as possible. This has been accomplished through the following:
- Each page is designed to meet priority level 2 as described in the most current version of the Web Content Accessibility guidelines established by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Most pages also meet priority level 3.
- Use of cascading style sheets (CSS) for consistent presentation of all web pages.
- Use of alt tags on all non-text elements (graphic images).
- Use of longer text descriptions for more complex images.
- Simple table layout that does not make use of frames.
- Use of a consistent page structure and navigation schema.
- Use of clear and simple language in the site.
- Use of alternate content where appropriate, including text, PDF or online forms.
- Design implementations that are usable by any browser. Extensive testing has been performed across different browsers and across different operating environments to verify that the pages are viewable as intended.
The development, review and refinement of this site is an on-going effort aimed toward improving the accessibility and ease of use of the site for all users. Current efforts include the following:
- Continual page refinements to raise the priority level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to a higher level.
- Use of the W3C HTML Validation Service to verify that the pages conform to current W3C html recommendations and standards.
- Testing of each page using the current version of the Web-based accessibility analysis tool Bobby, to highlight accessibility issues that may need to be improved.
- Further development of the site using cascading style sheets, including their use for layout.
- Continuous research of leading web sites for guidelines, recommendations, and examples of well designed accessible sites.
PDF Accessibility Policy
Some documents on this web site are only available in PDF format.
PDF FILE ACCESS: Users will require Adobe Acrobat Viewer in order to view and print such documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and can be downloaded from:
Since PDF documents may not be readily accessible to screen readers and may not be formatted for visually impaired users, the following tools can be used to convert PDF documents into plain text or plain HTML documents. See both "Converting PDF to a more Accessible Format" and "Resources for Creating Accessible PDF".