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Accessibility

The Internet Watch Foundation has worked diligently to ensure that this website meets all the requirements of the WCAG 2.0 as drafted by the W3C. We are now proud to announce that we meet AA standards, ensuring that we reach as many users as possible.

In reaching this goal, the IWF has:

  • Achieved a recommended level of accessibility through markup, scripting, or other technologies that interact with user agents, including assistive technologies
  • Can be reasonably applied to all Web resources

For more information on the WCAG accessibility guidelines, please visit their Web Accessibility Initiative Opens in New Window site.

The website has also achieved the proscribed standards as regards to CSS and XHTML 1.0 Transitional compliance. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple mechanism for adding style e.g. fonts, colors, spacing to Web documents. XHTML Transitional supports additional multimedia options, scripting languages, style sheets, better printing facilities, and documents that are more accessible to users with disabilities. XHTML Transitional also takes great strides towards the internationalisation of documents, with the goal of making the Web truly World Wide.

For visitors to the website who are visually impaired, you can download a screen reader from Browsealoud Opens in New Window or Freedom Scientific Opens in New Window. This will convert the text on our pages into audio, so you can hear what we have written. We hope this assists you in using the IWF website. If you have any problems using the site while employing a screen reader, please contact webmaster to explain your difficulty and we will attempt to sort out the problem.

IWF web developers Chameleon Opens in New Window Studios have ably assisted us in attaining WCAG 2.0, CSS and XHTML Transitional compliance through adherence to their strict testing procedures and documentation across a wide range of browser software and hardware.

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