Scottish Borders Heritage Accessibility Statement
Meeting web standards
Scottish Borders Heritage believes the Internet should be easy-to-use for everyone, including those with disabilities. With this in mind, we have adopted a policy of accessibility and have designed this website to meet current web standards.
All development work carried out on this website will adhere to current Web Standards, as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
We are doing this to ensure our sites are compliant and can be displayed by W3C standards compliant browsers.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If you feel the site is too hard to view, feel free to select, from below, a different look to the site. The accessible link will reverse out colours and increase text size to help with the interpretation of content on the site.
Note: If stylesheets are turned off, or not supported by your browser, the content on this site can still be accessed and read. All fonts are relative allowing users to resize text if required.
The website has been designed with these accessibility guidelines in mind:
- We make sure that navigation throughout the site works in a consistent way
- We use a standard web font to make it easy for all to read. In most cases, the size of the font can be adjusted according to the users' needs, using standard browser and operating system options
- All the images are given ‘alt text' alternatives except those which are only decorative; the tags for these are left blank
- We never use colour as the only way to convey information
While the pages can still be accessed in older browsers, to see them laid-out correctly will require a standards compliant browser. If you would like to upgrade your browser we recommend the latest free versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer. Mac OS X users may also consider Safari.
Adobe Acrobat is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website. To download or upgrade this program for free, visit the Adobe website.
To read PDF documents with a screen reader please link to the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources.
Primary navigation has access keys ranging from 1 to 10. Secondary level has access keys ranging from a - j. The titles of links have been set so the access key is displayed when you hover your mouse over them.
Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.
NB Please note if using Internet Explorer 7 you will need to press ALT + access key , let go and then hit enter key in order to use this feature.
If you are using Firefox 2 you will need to press ALT + Shift + access key then hit enter in order to use this feature.