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Accessibility

This page is only relevant to pages that use our corporate templates and display a link to this page.

In accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Part Four (as amended by Special Educational Needs Disability Act 2001) and the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, GSM London is actively working towards improving accessibility and usability standards for its website. We aim to improve accessibility through implementing valid, semantic and well-formed HTML and CSS code for its corporate templates.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 became a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation on 11 December 2008. The purpose of the guidelines is to make web content more accessible. GSM London supports and encourages widening participation and social inclusion, and web pages and services which use this web template comply with a wide range of guidelines in WCAG 2.0.

Our latest web templates include the following features to improve accessibility and usability:

  • Logical HTML headers allow screen reader users to skip between page content easily by moving between headings.
  • Links are written to define their target, so will make sense when read out of context.
  • All meaningful images have been assigned alternative text; if for some reason you cannot see the images you will still be provided information on what the image is showing.
  • CSS is used to style page content - separating presentation from content - enabling users to access content using their own CSS.
  • Older browsers that do not implement CSS correctly will still display content and function correctly.
  • JavaScript is implemented unobtrusively so that if users disable JavaScript in their browser, pages degrade gracefully and continue to display key content.

Disclaimer

We have done our very best to ensure that our pages work well for any user and on a wide range of devices, including browsers on mobile phones and tablets. However it is impossible to predict and therefore test for every possible problem. If you experience accessibility problems while viewing our website, please email info@gsm.org.uk