Accessibility

HOW TO USE THIS SITE

This site is configured to meet and surpass accessibility standards set out by the Disability Discrimination Act (U.K.1st October 2004) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G. version 1 and beta version 2) by the Web Accessibility Initiative (W.I.A.).

Page navigation is supported for keyboard users and for speak aloud software such as HAL, Jaws and Windows Eyes. Also a Skip to navigation link can be accessed by tabbing.

SITE REQUIREMENTS

You can browse this site with a standard browser on any platform without the implementation of JavaScript or session cookie support, however JavaScript and cookies have been utilized to create the accessibility controls. No personal data is collected in the session cookies other than to store the settings that you select to display our web pages for your convenience. This means that you don't have to keep re-setting your page style when you move from one page to the next or when you return to the site another time. Cookies and JavaScript are supported by your browser by default so you will not need to alter any of your browser settings.

Supported browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6+
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera 9+
  • Netscape Navigator 7+
  • Apple Safari and Safari Beta

CONTROLLING THIS SITE

Due to inconsistencies in the way browsers allow users to enlarge the text of a web page, we have provided some cross browser edit display controls. To change the layout of the site click the 'Change layout for text zoom' option at the very top left of this or any Artlink web page. If you do not see this button then you will need to enable JavaScript on your browser - See Enabling JavaScript on your browser.

Clicking 'Change layout for text zoom' will remove some styling and spread the page out to the width of your browser window and allow you to enlarge the text size, minimizing the need for horizontal scroll bars. Buttons are provided to increase and decrease text sizes and swap the background colour and text colour (white text on a black background). Session cookies will then store these settings so that you do not have to readjust each new page as you land on it - See Enabling cookies on your browser.

ENABLING JAVASCRIPT ON YOUR BROWSER

Internet Explorer 6 and 7

  1. Go to the Tools menu and select Internet Options...
  2. In the Internet Options window, select the Security tab (at the top of the window).
  3. Under the Security tab, select the Internet Web content zone.
  4. Under Security Level for this zone: If there is a slider bar move the slider bar to Medium. Otherwise, if the security level is Custom:
    1. Click on the Custom Level ... button at the bottom of the page to open the Security Settings window.
    2. In the Security Settings window scroll down until you get to the section called Scripting (near the bottom).
    3. Under Scripting there is a catagory Active scripting, select the option marked Enable for this catagory.
    4. Click the OK button.
  5. Click the OK button.
  6. Refresh the page.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select Options from the Tools menu.
  2. Click the Content button.
  3. Select the Enable JavaScript button
  4. Click OK.
  5. Refresh the page.

Netscape Navigator

  1. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  2. Click the arrow next to Advanced.
  3. Click Scripts & Plugins.
  4. Check Navigator beneath Enable JavaScript for.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Refresh the page.

Opera

  1. Select Quick Preferences from the File menu.
  2. Make sure Enable JavaScript is checked.
  3. Refresh the page.

Safari

  1. Select Preferences from the Safari or Edit menu.
  2. Click Security.
  3. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript.
  4. Close the window.
  5. Refresh the page.

ENABLING COOKIES ON YOUR BROWSER

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  1. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  2. Click on the Privacy tab.
  3. Click the Default button (or manually slide the bar down to Medium) under Settings.
  4. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to the Tools menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Select the Privacy icon in the left panel.
  4. Check the box corresponding to Allow sites to set cookies.
  5. Click OK to save changes.

Netscape Navigator

  1. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  2. Click on the arrow next to Privacy & Security in the scrolling window to expand.
  3. Under Privacy & Security, select Cookies.
  4. Select Enable all cookies.
  5. Click OK.

Opera

  1. Select Preferences from the Tools menu.
  2. Click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Click on Cookies in the list in the left column.
  4. Select Accept cookies.
  5. Click OK.

Safari

  1. Select Preferences from the Safari or Edit menu.
  2. Click Security.
  3. Under Accept cookies Select Only from sites you navigate to.
  4. Close the window.
  5. Refresh the page.

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