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Accessibility Statement and Help

This is the accessibility statement for the Bronze Age Bressay! web site. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the helpdesk: webmistress@guard.archaeology.gla.ac.uk.

Access keys

Most browsers support navigating through the links on a website using a set of predefined keyboard shortcuts called 'access keys'. Depending on which PC platform you use (Macintosh or Windows) and which browser you have, there are different methods of enabling access keys:

Windows

    Internet Explorer
  • Press and hold the 'alt' key.
  • Press the required access key letter or number.
  • Press the return (or enter) key and your browser will take you to the appropriate section of the website.
    Firefox
  • Press and hold the 'shift' key.
  • Press and hold the 'alt' key.
  • Press the required access key letter or number and your browser will take you to the appropriate section of the website.
    Opera
  • Press and hold the 'shift' key.
  • Press and hold the 'escape' (esc) key, a list of access keys will appear on screen.
  • Press the required access key letter or number and your browser will take you to the appropriate section of the website.

Macintosh

    Safari
  • Press and hold the 'control' (ctrl) key.
  • Press the required access key letter or number and your browser will take you to the appropriate section of the website.
    Firefox
  • Press and hold the 'control' (ctrl) key.
  • Press the required access key letter or number and your browser will take you to the appropriate section of the website.
    Opera
  • Press and hold the 'shift' key.
  • Press and hold the 'escape' (esc) key, a list of access keys will appear on screen.
  • Press the required access key letter or number and your browser will take you to the appropriate section of the website.

Key elements of this site are accessible using the access keys defined below. To help you, the accesskeys are highlighted using an underscore in the text for each individual link on the left hand navigation bar.

Access Key

Target

h

home page

p

about the project

b

about burnt mounds

e

coastal erosion

g

bressay history group

d

dig diary

r

reconstruction diary

t

project team

i

image gallery

c

contact details

s

sponsors and acknowledgments

r

further reading

a

accessibility statement and help

v

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Tab Key Navigation

Users who prefer to navigate through the site using the tab key can access main content and navigation features (top navigation bar, side navigation and footer navigation). The tab key is positioned on the far left of the keyboard (see image below). Links will appear highlighted in yellow as users tab through the navigation.

Computer keyboard showing the position of the tab key

Standards compliance

The pages within the Loch Lomond Archaeology web site comply with all priority 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. We are working on reaching compliance with priority 2 and 3 guidelines. The pages within the site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and all pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags and lower for subtitles. The cascading style sheets used are validated to the Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 (CSS2) Specification, as defined by the W3C.

Navigation

At the top of each page there is a 'Skip to main content' link mapped to a transparent graphic. This allows users of assistive technologies (e.g. screen readers) to bypass navigation links and go straight to the main page content. There are two global navigation bars on each page. One sits to the left of the main content - a vertical menu with pop out navigation to lower tier links where necessary - the other bar is positioned at the very bottom of each page. A 'breadcrumb' navigation bar sits at the top of each page. 'Breadcrumb' navigation helps users to see where they are within the site structure and allows them to navigate back up the tree if necessary.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive 'alt' and 'title' attributes. No flashing graphics are used.

Visual design

This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers. Style sheets are used to designate font size and colour, both in 'ordinary' text, linked text and layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

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A hi-contrast version of the website will be available shortly.

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Site credits || Last updated: June 2008. To report any problems with the site, please contact the webmistress.