"Witheridge are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, then please contact us, as we are continually working to improve the viewing experience for all of our visitors."

This website was designed to provide a broad range of both community and historical information pages for the use of residents and visitors alike, as well as serving as a platform to promote our village on the world wide web. All pages are best viewed with your screen resolution set to 1024 x 768 pixels and using Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator browser versions 5 or above. To get the best colour reproduction you should be using a minimum colour depth setting of at least 256 colours. In the navigation box towards the foot of the page you will find a text version link for those who have require this facility. It will also assist those who may want to take a print of a page. Unfortunately it does not work in Opera, but if you set the "style" to the users mode, a page will display text with graphics. When you want to return to the normal page go to the next link or hit refresh or reload.

Standard Compliance

When designing the latest version of the Witheridge site, it was my intention to design a site which would comply with the latest coding standards, and which would attain a high level of accessibility, and consequently, usability. It was also designed to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, which are standards created by the World Wide Web Consortiums Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). WCAG 1.0 compliance levels are described as single-A (meets all priority 1 checkpoints), double-A (meets all priority 1 and 2 checkpoints), and triple-A (meets all priority 1, 2, and 3 checkpoints) with a minimum compliance level of WAI "AA", thereby ensuring that all pages had some degree of accessibility to those people who use assistive technology to access the Internet.

To the best of my belief, and using all relevant online validators, this website complies with W3C XHTML 1.1 recommendation, and makes use of presentation controlled by the use of Cascading Style Sheets. To the best of my knowledge, and using Cynthia Says for Automatic testing purposes, Witheridge conforms to the WCAG 1.0 -triple-A level, and the site is viewable in all modern browsers, regardless of platform or device. Some of the older browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape 4) do not meet with these standards, and should you still use these browsers, then you will not be able to view the site as intended. You will still be able to read the pages and navigate the site, but the site will look basic in comparison.

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Pages are periodically tested using assistive technology, such as a voice browser or screen reader program. Lynx simulation, the browsers Opera, Mozilla and Internet Explorer are used at various screen resolutions. We continue to assess the Web site for accessibility issues and welcome your comments or feedback. If you are having a problem accessing any part of the Web site, please contact us using our Contact link. Bobby version 5, HiSoftware's AccVerify and Cynthia Says, along with A-Prompt are used locally to measure our accessibility standards. Due to differing judgment call on manual checks, and differences in the testing software, both online and locally, online validations may show some differences.

Visual Design

All images make use of an alt attribute to provide an alternative image description in accordance with guidelines set out by the W3C initiative.

All pages are set out using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

We make use of Relative font sizes in order that you may change the font size to suit using the text size option of your browser.

Each page is still readable if the style sheet is disabled and not used.

We do not convey any information through colour alone, and believe that the contrast is sufficient on all pages.

While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accessibility of this site, some content might still be inaccessible to some visitors. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact the webmaster.



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