The Clarion site navigation is structured in such a way that the tab key can be used to logically cycle through the navigation, with the enter key being used to activate a highlighted link.
Structured, semantic markup
HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 and H3 tags for subtitles etc.
Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists ensuring that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily
All content images used in the home page and all archives include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null alt attributes.
The Clarion website is designed to conform to Level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The majority of Level AA and AAA requirements are also met.
All pages strive to validate as html5 and use structured semantic markup.
- W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
- W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
- U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.
Accessibility software and services
- HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
- Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited demo is available.
- Lynx, a free text-only web browser.