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Accessibility

The 30th Craigalmond Scout Group has a commitment to all its users and members to make www.30thscouts.org.uk as accessible as possible. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please email shq@scouts-scotland.org.uk as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors.

How to modify this site to fit your needs

Information specific to modifying this website is given below. Additional information on making the internet in general more accessible is available at the BBC’s My Web My Way website: www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility

Keyboard navigation

You can use the keyboard to navigate through the site:

  • The arrow keys on the keyboard will scroll up, down, left and right.
  • The Space bar if pressed can make the web page jump from top to bottom.
  • The tab button can help navigate to different links on the page and when you arrive on the required link you just press the enter button.

Text size

Our site has been built so that the users can change the size of the text if required:

  • To increase the text size, hold down CTRL and press + to the required size.
  • To decrease the text size, hold down CTRL and press – to the required size.
  • Mac users hold down the CTRL/Apple key and press + or – to adjust your text size.
  • If you use an older browser like Internet Explorer 6, go to File, Text Size, and select the size you need.

Fonts and Colour

You can also adjust the colour in your browser:

  • IE7: Click on Tools, and then Internet Options, an Internet Options box will appear, click on the Colours button and adjust the colours you want.
  • Mozilla Firefox: Click on Tools, then Options, then Content, then on the Colours button and adjust the colours you want.
  • Google Chrome: Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar then select Settings. Click “show advanced settings” and go to the “Web Content” section. Here are the various settings you can adjust.

PDF Documents

  • To open PDF documents you will need Adobe Reader which can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.
  • Please email us at shq@scouts-scotland.org.uk if you still have trouble opening any of our PDF documents.

Additional Accessibility Information

Information specific to accessibility on this website is given below.

Structural Markup

Web pages on www.scouts-scotland.org.uk include 5 different areas:

  1. A header bar that includes the main navigation
  2. A left-hand column that shows the section navigation
  3. A central column of main content
  4. A right-hand column listing related media and links
  5. A footer with links to contact information and a site map

When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), the 4 areas are read in the above order.

Images

Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable alt attributes.

  • Content should be usable/accessible with images “off” (disabled).
  • The main navigation bar on this site uses an Image Replacement technique that makes the links accessible to non-visual browsers.

Links

Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.

  • Links are written to make sense out of context.
  • The first link in every document is a “SkipNav”; it is to skip directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content). We have implemented this feature in a way that it allows Internet Explorer users to tab through (past that target link).
  • URLs are permanent whenever possible.

Forms

All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labelled.

  • We provide an email address as an alternative form of access for our online forms. When in doubt, please use shq@scouts-scotland.org.uk.
  • Forms on this site can be accessed through an access key (1).
  • Form validation routine does not rely on client-side script.

Scripts

We are using non obtrusive client-side scripts.

  • Content of this web site is usable without JavaScript support.
  • Pop-up Windows
  • In visual browsers, unless Javascript is disabled, a small icon appears next to links to external resources, the title attribute of these links says “(opens in new window)”.
  • Browsers with Popup Blockers should be able to access these external documents.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

  • This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
  • If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
  • Any information conveyed through the use of colour is also available without colour (i.e. text based).