Timberline's site www.exotichardwoods.co.uk has been designed to be accessible to as many users as possible.
Firstly it meets W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards for valid HTML and CSS (it does link to an external Google CSS which fails validation). It also passes WAI's (Web Accessibility Initiative) validation service. If you find any pages with invalid code please contact the webmaster here.
The ability to navigate the site using other means than a mouse can be important for those who have difficulties using a mouse or other pointing devices. To help with this dotsquared.co.uk have set up 'Access Keys' on the site which allow easy navigation to the main pages on the web site.
As well as helping those who have difficulty using a mouse it also allows quick access to the main pages for anyone who prefers to use the keyboard.
To use the access keys on this site follow these steps;
The size of the textual information on this site is not fixed. This allows visitors to alter the font size on the screen making the site easier to read. To change the text size in your browser follow these steps: (In Internet Explorer)
In Mozilla Firefox users can use the 'Zoom' function under 'View'.
It is also possible to increase the size of the text in either browser by holding down the "Ctrl" key on the bottom left hand row of the key board whilst using the scroll wheel on the mouse to increase (or decrease) the size of the text.
Although there are not definitive standards to use when coding, Timberline's site conforms to W3C standards for HTML and CSS. Adhering to these standards makes our site accessible to those browsers that also adhere to these standards, and makes our web pages more accessible to those using screen readers and similar devices.
The site also passes the Bobby AAA accessibility tests. These tests ensure that:
Timberline's web site works across many browsers and operating systems including:
This web site's pages will look and function as intended, at a display setting of 1024 x 768 pixels and higher. This should satisfy the vast majority of users. The pages will also work at 800 x 600 pixels, although some elements may not be fully displayed on the page and it may occasionally be necessary to scroll horizontally.
The site utilises a CSS file especially designed for printing purposes. This means that when users click on 'Print' in the toolbar the page requested will only print the relevant information (text and images) to that page. It will not print extraneous or unnecessary information to the printed page such as web site navigation or graphics.