Accessibility options for this web site
This site has been designed with built in accessibility
options, making it easier for disabled users to access the content.
This has been achieved in a number of ways:
- All the images have "alt" and "title"
tags describing their content and purpose if they are navigation
links. This allows screen readers and users who turn off the
images, to follow the content and navigate the site.
- Keyboard access has been applied to the links
on the menu bar as follows:
- Alt h = Home
- Alt w = Web design
- Alt a = Animation
- Alt i = Illustration
- Alt g = Graphics
- Alt f = Fine art
- Alt c = Contact us
If using Internet Explorer you will need to press "enter"
after using the alt keys, in Mozilla or Netscape it will navigate
without this extra keystroke.
The tab order has also been ordered in a logical manner.
- There are two cascading style sheets, the
first is the default or normal text version, the alternative
is the large text version, which also includes a higher contrast
blue than the powder blue of the default style sheet. Giving
users an alternate style sheet has the main advantage of keeping
the design under the control of the site owners, so that colour
schemes and layout can be tweaked but not lost completely, conversely
this alternate style sheet can be as extreme as you deem necessary.
How to swap style sheets:
Two buttons, one with a small "A", the other with a
large "A", have been included on the grey navigation
bar on every page. See below
Clicking the large "A" button switches to the
large text style sheet and writes a cookie to your machine, setting
a flag so all future pages at this site use the alternate style
sheet until you select otherwise.
Also if you are using the Mozilla, Netscape
or Opera you can select which style sheet to use from the View
/ Style menu. Unfortunately Internet Explorer does not support
alternate style sheets from its own menu options yet, although
it is a W3C standard.
If you are interested in making your site more
accessible or Bobby compliant, by using technology solutions based
on web standards, please contact us.
- Use Alt and Title tags to give elements a
- Move to xhtml or xml, no alt tags are considered
- Use font sizes in pixels or percentages in
your style sheets (not point sizes) this allows users to change
the text size using browser controls. View / Text size on the
- Warn users if there are pop-ups.
- Do not to use frames if possible.