"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect" (Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web). The Low-Bin website has been constructed to be accessible to the widest possible range of people , including those using assistive technology. It's easy to use, quick to download, display across a wide range of devices and platforms.
Changing the font size
The website allows you to customize the font size to suit your personal preferences. Most browsers will allow you to change the font size.
The "liquid" page layout ensures that teh website stretches to fill the space available, meaning that no matter what your browser window size or screen resolution, the website adapts itself to the space available. This means there is less horizontal scrolling at small resolutions, and should make the site easier to browse with a screen magnifier.
We've positioned jump links at the top of the page so that you can quickly navigate to the most important sections of the page. This should be of use if you use a screen magnifier or speech browser, or are using a small screen resolution.
For those members of our audience who use screenreader or speech browser software, we've provided sensible alternative text for images where this alternative text will aid your understanding of the webpage.
Logical tab order and page layout
We've built pages so that it's easier to tab through the links - the content area is reached immediately after the header, making it easier to move around within a site. The jump links at the top of the page still provide fast and easy access to the main areas of every page, including the navigation.
Text only browsers
We have taken steps to ensure that users of text only browsers find it easy to use, with features such as horizontal rules to visually separate the content. Site navigation appears after the main content, and is constructed using lists to make it more comprehensible.