Accessibility Statement

At the Neil Squire Society, we take web accessibility very seriously. We strive to uphold the highest WCAG 2.0 standards appropriate to our medium

Success Criteria

Priority 1 : Perceivable

Guideline 1.1 : Provide text alternatives for all non-text content
Guideline 1.2 : Provide synchronized alternatives for multimedia
not applicable – our multimedia is handled externally by Youtube
Guideline 1.3 : Ensure that information and structure can be separated from presentation
Guideline 1.4 : Make it easy to distinguish foreground information from its background

So far, priority 1 is met in full. We have gone to lengths to ensure that our web content adapts gracefully to whatever means are being used to perceive it. Some highlights include:

  • multiple themes to address different user needs, including: high contrast, big text, and mobile
  • use of images overlaying text via style to ensure that operating system high contrast settings are handled gracefully and that screen reader rendering is seamless
  • invisible text added to convey information to screen reader users where needed
  • elastic site design which properly renders across 200% magnification and various display resolutions

If we introduce embedded media, we will bring it into compliance with guideline 1.2.

Priority 2: Operable

Guideline 2.1 : Make all functionality operable via a keyboard interface
Guideline 2.2 : Allow users to control time limits on their reading or interaction
not applicable – we do not introduce timed activities for our users
Guideline 2.3 : Allow users to avoid content that could cause seizures due to photosensitivity
Guideline 2.4 : Provide mechanisms to help users find content, orient themselves within it, and navigate through it
Guideline 2.5 : Help users avoid mistakes and make it easy to correct mistakes that do occur

Our site is highly operable, but there is room for improvement under guideline 2.5. The site search features will be revisited and improved at a later date. At present, intelligent corrections of user input is an area to be addressed.

Guideline 3: Understandable

Guideline 3.1 : Make text content readable and understandable.
Guideline 3.2 : Make the placement and functionality of content predictable.

Full compliance with guideline 3.1 demands that all content be readable at a lower secondary school level. This guideline will take time to introduce as it requires all content to be re-written and presented in a plain English version. At present, measures have been taken to allow mouse-over expansion of abbreviations and acronyms.

Guideline 4: Robust

Guideline 4.1 : Support compatibility with current and future user agents (including assistive technologies)
Guideline 4.2 : Ensure that content is accessible or provide an accessible alternative

We meet all Robust guidelines in full.