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Accessibility

Accessibility features on this website

This website is designed to be accessible to as many users as possible, and to meet or exceed current UK accessibility legislation and internationally accepted guidelines.

Standards compliance

Pages on this website conform to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to priority level 3 and conform to both the spirit and the letter of the United Kingdom Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

This site was built using current web-standards, using valid CSS for all visual layout and valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional for markup.

All pages on this site use structured semantic markup, meaning that if your browser or browsing device does not support CSS, the content of each page should still be readable.

The main components of the Flash part of this site can be accessed using the tab button on your keyboard. Some of the activites require the use of some additional access keys as listed below.

Unit 1, Activity 1: What makes a good friend?

  • l - adds a highlighted phrase to the left-hand column of the table
  • r - adds a highlighted phrase to the right-hand column of the table
  • return/enter - removes a highlighted phrase from the table

Unit 2, Activity 1: Building a happy home

  • a - adds a phrase to the house
  • l - moves a highlighted phrase left
  • r - moves a highlighted phrase right
  • u - moves a highlighted phrase up
  • d - moves a highlighted phrase down

Unit 2, Activity 2: Kesia's timeline

  • number keys - add a highlighted phrase to the corresponding numbered box
  • backspace - removes a phrase from a highlighted box

Unit 3, Activity 1: Learning new skills

  • 1 - adds a phrase to the top box
  • 2 - adds a phrase to the bottom box

Unit 3, Activity 2: A picture letter

  • 1 - adds a picture to the top box
  • 2 - adds a picture to the bottom box

Unit 4, Activity 1: What do you like doing best?

  • number keys - add a highlighted picture to the corresponding numbered box
  • return/enter - removes a highlighted picture from the box

Links

Linking text has been written to make sense out of context.

Font sizes

You may change the font size of this document via the preference-settings of your browser.

Additionally, all modern browsers (with the exeption of Internet Explorer 6 for Windows) allow resizing of text via the keyboard using CTRL (Option for Macintosh) and the '+' or '-' keys.

Colours

This site's font and background colour combinations have been checked against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear.

Access key settings

In order to aid navigation around this site, the following keyboard Access Keys are enabled.

Information on how to use these shortcuts can be found below.

  1. Home
  2. Teachers
  3. Kids
  4. Parents/Carers
  5. About

How to use access keys

Access Keys are selected in different ways according to which browser you use:

Internet Explorer (PC):

Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key, then press ENTER.

Safari (Mac):

Hold down the CTRL + ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.

Firefox / Mozilla (Mac):

Hold down the CTRL key and select the number/letter of the access key.

Firefox / Mozilla / Netscape (PC):

Hold down the SHIFT+ALT keys and select the number/letter of the access key.

Opera+:

Press SHIFT+ESC, followed by the number/letter of the access key.