Accessibility

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We are committed to ensuring http://www.smgreensborough.catholic.edu.au is accessible to everyone. Therefore, our goal is to comply with the W3C / WCAG 1.0 guidelines for website accessibility.

All pages on this site are Web Content Accessibility Guidelines(WCAG) A approved, complying with all priority 1 guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium(W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. These are guidelines only and are intentionally vague so can not be tested automatically. We have followed all the guidelines to the best of our ability and believe that all these pages are in compliance. If you have any feedback please email us for feedback.

  • Accessibility checklist:

http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/full-checklist.html

  • Accessibility Guidelines (general):

http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/

There may be some legacy pages and/or pages developed by third-parties that are not fully compliant with our accessibility standards.
Below are some improvements that are very beneficial to our users:

Web Browsers

  • The website has been designed for best performance and viewing on Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and Firefox 2, 3, Chrome, Opera and Safari.

Navigation

  • A text-only site map provides links to all the main areas and sub-areas of the site in a more accessible format. The sitemap is located on the bottom of the page or in the skiplink for screen readers.
  • All navigation will still function without javascript. The javascript only enhances the experience for users with javascript turned on.
  • All pages include a search box.

Links

  • All link rollovers are high-contrast so they are easily distinguished from regular text and headlines that are not clickable.

Images

  • A text description has been added to each image within <alt> and/or <title> tags. This will assist screen readers and users who browse the internet with images off.

Forms

All forms are built with accessibility in mind, including:
  • Use of the label tag. The label specifically associates a piece of text with a form field which benefits screen readers. Also, if text within a label is clicked, the associated form field is brought into focus which increases general usability.
  • Tab indexing. This allows navigation of a form with the keyboard by tabbing through in a logical, assigned order.
  • Form Validation. If a form is submitted incorrectly, the error message returned informs the user of missing information clearly and logically.

Fonts

  • All body content fonts on the site use relative font sizing rather than fixed font sizing. Some users may find increasing the text size within their browser makes reading pages easier.
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles.

Printable Pages

  • All pages are optimised for printing offline. This will aid those who prefer to read articles offline and / or cannot read them on a computer monitor.

Screen size/resolution

  • The website has been designed for the most common screen size resolution of 1024 x 768. If you have a smaller screen size, our website will still be fully accessible but only a smaller portion of the site may be visible. To view the areas out of view, simply scroll up/down or left/right using the arrow keys on your keyboard.

Tab key navigation

  • The website may be navigated by using the Tab key to access most areas and links within our site on a page by page basis.

All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. Separation of structure (HTML), presentation (CSS) and behaviour (javascript) is practiced where possible.