The following information outlines the accessibility features of our standard web pages.

Cascading style sheets

Cascading style sheets (CSS) are used for presentation and layout of content where possible, with tables used at a minimum.

Our templates are now based on CSS3 and HTML5 standards both of which provide greater accessibility support and element definition, using standards to define areas such as the header, footer, nav, articles etc.

Other attributes within the template are WAI-ARIA elements. These attributes define the role of particular elements within a webpage/web application assisting accessibility devices to better communicate a web page to a user.

Although both the CSS3/HTML5 and the WAI-ARIA features are not yet fully supported by all screen readers and other devices they are now considered standards. This will mean all devices should provide greater support for these in the future.

Navigation

Text navigation elements are used. No images are used to create navigation bars.

Navigation menus work properly with or without Javascript.

Text size

Text is scalable so that you can resize the text.

Most browsers have a feature that allows you to change text size.

  • Internet Explorer - from the menu bar select View, then Text Size, and choose a suitable text size.
  • Netscape 4.x - from the menu bar select View, then Increase Font or Decrease Font. Alternatively, using Ctrl ] (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the right square bracket key) will increase text size, while Ctrl [ (hold the control key down and press the left square bracket key) will decrease it.
  • Mozilla - from the menu bar select View, then Text Zoom, and choose a suitable text size. Alternatively, using Ctrl + (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the plus key) will increase text size, while Ctrl - (hold the control key [Mac users: command key] down and press the minus key) will decrease it.

Structural mark up

Structural mark up has been used. Page headings and sub-headings are indicated by the use of the header elements <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, etc. Lists have been marked up using <ul> and <li>.

Further information

We will continue to improve the accessibility features of our website. Please direct any queries or questions to web@flinders.edu.au .