Accessibility options provided by this site
We have tried to make this site accessible to all. It has been tested by disabled people with various technological needs. If you have any comments on accessibility, please use our feedback page to tell us.
You control page appearance
You can change the default settings (colours, font, text size, etc) for the duration of your visit using the page controls page.
If you register for WebEQuality online training, your personal settings will be saved and re-applied on subsequent log-in.
Text-only version of the site
We have provided a full text-only version of every page on this site, including the online training pages.
Most pages of this site can be opened with the access keys provided. Some older versions of common browsers may not support the use of access keys.
The key sequence differs for a Windows PC or a Mac machine. Generally, it works as follows:
Windows with Internet Explorer: press ALT plus the access key together, then press ENTER.
Windows with Netscape: press ALT plus the access key together. You do not need to press ENTER.
Mac: press CONTROL plus the access key together. You do not need to press ENTER.
For the public part of the site, we have allocated access keys as follows:
- I...About this site
- J...Jump between graphic and text-only versions
- L...Log in
- S...Site map
- Z...Try the free quiz
In-page navigation keys:
- N...down - go to bottom of current page
- U...up - go to top of current page
- X...Go to text menu
Additionally, on the Free quiz and Training pages, as well as other pages using forms, the "Q" access key takes you to the first question or input field. Try it on this page.
Other keyboard navigation and selection methods
These depend on your browser and hardware. The Windows/Internet Explorer methods are as follows:
- use of the TAB key cycles downwards through menus, links, input fields on form pages, etc;
- use of SHIFT and TAB keys together cycles backwards through available fields;
- You can cycle through pulldown lists in forms using the UP and DOWN arrow keys (see example below). When you have selected an option, press TAB to move to the next field.
- when you are required to complete a form with radio buttons (see example below),
you can cycle through them using the UP (or LEFT) and DOWN (or RIGHT) arrow keys.
When you have selected the desired option, press TAB to move on to
the next field.
Example of radio buttons
- when you are required to complete a form with checkboxes (see example below), you can tick and untick a checkbox by pressing the SPACE bar. Then press TAB to move on, as usual.
Form fields throughout the site have explicitly-linked HTML labels. This means the text next to an input field (such as a radio button) can be used to select the input field. You can try this on the sample input fields higher up this page. You may see your cursor change appearance while it is over an active text label.
All images on this site, including logos, are accompanied by a brief alt text description.
Use of scripting languages
Common HTML features
We do not use frames anywhere on this site, and tables are used only for the presentation of data. Where tables are used, the content still makes sense when the page is linearised. Table column headers help navigation with screen readers.
Development to W3C Recommendations
We have followed the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 to ensure that this site has maximum accessibility and Bobby approval. The site uses valid HTML 4.0 Strict and CSS 2.0.