MY Consultants

Accessibility Statement

At MY Consultants we have tried to make our site accessible for all users. We do recognise, however, that this requires continued effort, and with your help we will keep working on making the site open to all as new devices with new limits or capabilities emerge.

If you have suggestions, questions, comments, or feedback of any kind, we'd be glad to hear from you. Please send mail to info@myconsultants.net.

Standards compliance

  1. Pages on this site are believed to be Section 508 approved, which means that they comply with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines, and we think they are also compliant with the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. That said, if you could help us in identifying any areas where you feel we could make improvements, we'd be very grateful.
  2. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
  3. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags for subtitles. This can help some users to navigate longer pages. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3.
  4. All pages on this site are believed to comply with the DDA, the UK Disability Discrimination Act, in that they a) validate according to the W3C, and so are standards compliant and b) meet generally accepted accessibility guidelines, such as those of Section 508 and the WCAG 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. If you encounter anything on this site that causes you, as a site user, difficulty in accessing any of the site's features or information, please let us know.

Images

  1. Content images on this site have descriptive alt (alternate text) attributes.
  2. We do not yet use any complex images, such as charts or diagrams, to impart information, but if we ever do we will endeavour to include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to communicate to non-visual readers the information that each such image aims to convey.

Visual design

  1. Visual layout on this site is created by cascading style sheets rather than tables. This should make it much easier for visitors with screenreaders or similar devices to use this site.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. Even if your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets, the content of each page should be easily readable. Again, please let us know if you encounter any difficulties.

Accessibility references

With thanks to Mark Pilgrim's guide, Dive into Accessibility.

  1. W3 accessibility guidelines, along with the reasons for each guideline.
  2. W3 accessibility techniques, which gives guidance on how to implement each guideline.
  3. W3 accessibility checklist
  4. U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.

Accessibility software

  1. JAWS, a screen reader for Windows.
  2. Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows.
  3. Lynx, a free text-only web browser. Has enhancements for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  4. Links, a free text-only web browser for users on slower connections.
  5. Opera, a visual browser for Windows, OS X and Linux, that has many accessibility-related features.

Accessibility services

  1. webxact, the successor to Bobby, from Watchfire. The free version of this online service analyzes individual web pages for compliance with accessibility guidelines. A fully-featured commercial version is also available that will analyze and monitor whole sites.
  2. HTML Validator, a free service provided by the W3C that checks whether web pages conform to their published HTML standards.
  3. ATRC Web Accessibility Checker, a Canadian service that analyses a page for conformance with WCAG 1.0 and 2.0, BITV 1.0, Section 508, and the Stanca Act.
  4. Cynthia Says, optionally checks a page for conformance with WCAG 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, or Section 508.