nurtureHR is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to all visitors and my web developer and I strive to adhere to accessibility guidelines. We are always trying to improve our website. If you have any comments on our accessibility policy, or suggestions about how to improve the site please email nurtureHR.
Please note that although we continue to test and modify our site for accessibility there may be links to pages developed by third parties that are not compliant with our standards.
The website has been developed in line with the Priority Levels 1 & 2 (WCAG 1 – AA) of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines, part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). We strive to maintain accessibility standards by employing best practice techniques and also observing the latest WCAG2 guidelines, where possible. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Conforming to these guidelines makes the internet a more user-friendly place for all web users.
This website has been tested on Windows and Apple Mac (Mac OS) with:
- Internet Explorer 6, 7 & 8
- Firefox 1.5, 2 & 3
- Safari 5
- Google Chrome
We employ all the following methods to ensure our site is accessible to as many people as possible:
- A common design theme throughout
- All of the primary content used throughout this website is selectable, non-graphical and screen-reader friendly
- Use of cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout and print. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets, the content of each page should nevertheless be readable. (Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) have been used to control the presentation of pages and properly structured mark-up has been used for content. For a full explanation of the accessibility benefits of this see ‘Why using CSS improves accessibility’).
- All text is assigned a relative font size so that text can be resized if required
- All pictures have an alternative text description
- Use of plain english in our written content
- The website can be viewed using a variety of colour schemes ensuring it can be used by visitors who find the existing colour scheme hard to read
- Avoiding the use of frames
- Use of valid HTML code (HTML 4.01 transitional) to support aural and Braille technologies.
- The website can be navigated without the use of a mouse
- A non-serif font is used for easier readability
We use a hierarchy of heading markups i.e an <h1> tag for main headings, <h2> for secondary headings etc which makes it easier for screen readers to work out the stucture of a page
- Our site can be viewed in a logical order when all styling is turned off
- Links are written in such a way that you can predict where a link is likely to take you. All links open in the same browser window unless otherwise specified
- All of our forms are designed to follow WAI and RNIB guidelines. Each form field is labelled and you may use your tab button to move through the form. All forms are provided in a secure environment, using SSL (Secure Socket Layer).