Updated 21 November 2018
Accessibility is the term widely used to describe how easy it is for ALL visitors to read, navigate and interact with website content.
We aim to create website designs which are easy to use by everyone and anyone.
Skip Navigation Link
All WYNCHCO website designs include a hidden SKIP NAVIGATION link at the top of the screen to enable users of screen readers to jump straight to the main content on any one page.
See for yourself when you select the TAB key followed by the ENTER key when you first land on a web page.
Our choice of colour contrast (or textual content colour combinations), easy to read fonts and punctuation throughout reflects the importance we place upon the provision of content that is accessible to all.
Three Click Rule
We adhere to the 'three click rule' in an effort to provide a website navigation structure that is both intuitive and logical.
All WYNCHCO template designs are responsive. Website visitors can easily read, navigate and interact regardless of device (phones, tablets and PCs) and screen size being used.
Limited use of Tables
We only ever work with tables when there is a specific need.
We aim at all times to write website content that is concise and easy to understand.
When we add forms to a website design, we employ a logical tab sequence and labels to identify the input required.
When asked to write website content we use simple English, short paragraphs and short sentences.
And we use punctuation. Every sentence ends with a full stop.
We periodically test web pages using the Google Chrome Vox screen reader.
Whilst we endeavour to make our website accessible to everyone we would encourage you to personalise the accessiblity settings of your web browser and computer to meet your individual needs.
The BBC website offers useful advice for how to:
- use your computer's accessibility features, or
- install assistive technologies.
Tell us what you think
We welcome feedback and undertake to do our best to address and resolve any accessibility issues which you bring to our attention.
Accessibility and WYNCHCO Website Designs
WYNCHCO website designs are created using the intrinsically accessible Joomla!® 3 Content Management System.
When creating responsive WYNCHCO template designs we aim as a minimum to comply with the:
- general requirements of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level A, and
- textual content colour combination requirements of WCAG 2.1 Level AA.
UK Equality Law
UK equality law requires that companies and other organisations take reasonable steps to ensure that as many disabled people as possible have full access to goods, services and places of interest.