Accessibility

This is the official accessibility statement for EmuBands website. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at info@emubands.com.

Access Keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

All pages on this site define the following access keys:

  • Access key 1 – Home page
  • Access key 2 – Privacy Policy
  • Access key 3 – Terms and Conditions
  • Access key 4 – Accessibility Statement
  • Access key 0 – Email us

Standards compliance

  1. As best we can determine, all pages on this site are Bobby AAA approved, complying with all the Bobby guidelines. This is always a judgement call; many accessibility features can be measured, but many can not. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
  2. As best we can determine, all pages on this site are WCAG AAA approved, complying wih all priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Again, this is a judgement call; many guidelines are intentionally vague and can not be tested automatically. We have reviewed all the guidelines and believe that all these pages are in compliance.
  3. All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional. This is not a judgement call; a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid XHTML.
  4. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H4 tags for subtitles.

Links

  1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
  2. Links are clearly written to make sense out of context.
  3. Any link which opens in a new window using JavaScript also has a none JavaScript alternative.

Images

  1. All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
  4. This site is useable on every browsing device including WebTV, PDAs, Smartphones and older computers.

Accessibility references

  1. W3 accessibility guidelines , which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
  2. W3 accessibility techniques , which explains how to implement each guideline.
  3. W3 accessibility checklist , a busy developer’s guide to accessibility.

Accessibility software

  1. JAWS , a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  2. Lynx , a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  3. Links , a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  4. Opera , a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.

Accessibility services

  1. Bobby , a free service to analyze web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines. A full-featured commercial version is also available.
  2. HTML Validator , a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
  3. Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer , a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
  4. Lynx Viewer , a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.

Related resources

  1. WebAIM , a non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials.
  2. Designing More Usable Web Sites , a large list of additional resources.

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