Web site help & accessibility statement
Features that help you to access and use this site
Caledonian Learner Driver Training intends that this site should be easy to use and accessible to all visitors — regardless of whether they have a graphical or text-only web browser, a screen reader, a refreshable Braille display, or even a handheld computer. The content of the site is available to all, but the presentation may differ depending on the equipment or software you use to access the web.
This page sets out some general and accessibility-related information that you might find helpful when using our web site, covering
- text size;
- link information;
- navigation with the TAB key;
- additional navigation aids;
- printing pages;
- design standards and compliance.
Also, for an explanation of the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you, we highly recommend the BBC My Web My Way site.
If you have difficulty reading any part of this site, please let us know by sending an email to admin[at]CaledonianLDT[dot]com.
If you are using a visual browser, you can change the size of the text for more comfortable viewing.
In Internet Explorer, you can make your default text size larger under the View menu (located on the toolbar) by selecting Text Size, Larger (or Largest). Other browsers have similar text size options under their View menus.
If you have a wheel mouse, some browsers (including Internet Explorer) allow you to increase or decrease the text size by holding down the Ctrl key while you move the scroll wheel up or down.
Internet Explorer version 7 and Opera both have a “zoom” feature, allowing you to change the magnification of the page view:
- In Internet Explorer, open the Page menu, then select Zoom.
- In Opera, open the View menu, then select Zoom.
Some links have
title attributes that describe the link destination in greater detail. If you use a screen reader, you may wish to adjust its verbosity settings to take advantage of this feature.
Navigation with the TAB key
If you navigate using the keyboard rather than a mouse, you will find an additional link at the top of the page that lets you skip past the main content to the navigation menu. This link will not normally appear in the visual design until you tab to it.
Tabbing thereafter follows a logical order through any links and form fields in the page content, then the links in the navigation menu. In modern graphical browsers, when you tab to a link or form field, its appearance changes to indicate that you are “focused” on it.
Additional navigation aids
As appropriate, each page has “relational”
home or other links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. If you use SeaMonkey (formerly Mozilla) or Opera, you can take advantage of this feature too:
- in SeaMonkey, select the View menu, Show/Hide, Site Navigation Bar, Show Only As Needed (or Show Always);
- In Opera, select the View menu, Toolbars, Navigation bar.
We have not defined accesskeys on this site, because it is almost impossible to assign key combinations that will not conflict with combinations already defined by browsers or assistive technology software that you might be using. If you think that the lack of accesskeys truly impairs your ability to use this site, please tell us by sending an email to admin[at]CaledonianLDT[dot]com.
Printing pages from this web site
If you have a modern browser that supports Cascading Style Sheets for print media, when you print a page only the text and any pertinent images will be printed: superfluous matter such as navigation menus will disappear. (Please see our copyright notice concerning printing.)
Design standards and compliance
This information may be of little interest to typical visitors, but it is included to indicate our acknowledgement of the UK Disability Discrimination Act requirements as they apply to web sites.
This web site was designed to meet the standards and benchmarks set out below.
- In building the site, the developers followed the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and all pages meet Conformance Level Double-A. (See the note about compliance testing below.)
- While not directly pertinent to UK web sites, every page also complies with the US Federal Government Section 508 Standards. (See the note about compliance testing below.)
- All pages are built with valid HTML 4.01 Strict. You may check the HTML validation status of this page, for example.
- Visual layout and presentation of pages is separate from their structure and is determined using valid CSS2. You may check the CSS validation status of this page, for example.
- All pages use structured, semantic markup. Headings and subheadings are marked up with
h3etc. tags. Paragraphs, lists, quotations etc. are also marked up appropriately. This makes the structure of pages clearer and easier to navigate for non-disabled people as well as those with a range of disabilities.
Note: compliance testing
The site developers have assessed compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by a combination of automated testing using the TAW3 validator, and by human verification against the published checkpoints for the stated Conformance Level.
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