As part of every website development, we endeavour to make sure we meet web standards and also WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) guidelines.
The WCAG are a set of guidelines set out by the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, which help web developers make web content accessible to people with disabilities.
This page outlines some of the features we have built into the website in order to facilitate an accesible website.
Our website is designed to comply with XHTML 1.0 and CSS standards. We have validated the website using the W3C validators. Every effort is made to ensure that all pages within the thewoodshop.biz website are valid.
We also validate our website for accessibility, typically using the validator available at http://webxact.watchfire.com
Site Markup Structure
The website has been built using XHTML. The formatting of the page is handled through CSS. The page markup has been structured so that the main navigation appears before the content area, thus providing easy access to navigation elements on portable devices.
Fonts and images
All fonts or font familes used within the site are available to all users. Font sizing is set as a percentage, rather than pixel values, enabling users with a visual imparement to increase the text size to suit their needs.
The website has been tested in Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Opera, Konqueror and Safari browsers. The content of this website can also be rendered on mobile devices such as a PDA without the need to redirect the user to an alternate version.
All pages on this website are printable without the need to open printer friendly versions of each page. This is achieved by assigning a print stylesheet to each page within the site.