Legal Advance is committed to providing a website that is available to all abilities and is built with accessibility in mind. This site has been constructed using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS and uses various accessibility testing software. Legal Advance strives to reach the high standards of compliance on every page which ensures that Legal Advance meets the guidelines established by the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Web Access Initiative (WAI).
Legal Advance has been tested on a variety of browsers but it is advisable to make sure your browser is updated to the latest version which will also help to keep your computer secure.
Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure Legal Advance follows the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, there may be cases where it is not always possible to do in all areas of the website.
If you should experience any difficulty in accessing the information you require from the Legal Advance website, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
Legal Advance does not currently support Access keys, although we will hope to implement it in the future when we will support full WCAG AAA guidelines.
Tab key: You can use the Tab key on your keyboard to move between links on a page.
- Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article)
- Links are written to make sense out of context
- Some links, mostly to downloadable files such as PDFs, open a new browser window
- All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics currently include empty ALT attributes.
- Complex images include TITLE attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers
- This site uses cascading style sheets and progressive enhancement for visual layout
- This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
Navigation and Navigation aids
- Primary site navigation is located at the top of each page.
- Secondary navigation elements are contained in the left-hand column. This navigation is not site-wide and varies from page to page.
- A link to the home page is available on each page through the home button in the main navigation.
- Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists and styled with CSS.
- When the site is viewed in a text-only browser, the 'skip to content' link becomes visible at the top of each page.
- Forms have their labels explicitly associated with their controls, aiding users of certain screen readers and speech browsers
Resizing, Colour & Font
The modern browsers we support (Firefox 3.6 and later, Internet Explorer 7 and later, Chrome (latest version) and Safari 4.x and later) feature in-built accessibility tools, including zoom and text-resizing.
You can change the text size or adjust the page zoom in your browser by following these instructions:
PC / Internet Explorer 7
From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page and point to Text size
PC / other browsers Increase page zoom:
Hold down the CTRL key and press + Decrease page zoom: Hold down the CTRL key and press -
Mac / all browsers Increase page zoom:
Hold down the Command key and press + Decrease page zoom: Hold down the Command key and press -
To change link colours and fonts, you can do this through your browser menu.
Tools Menu -> Internet Options - > General Tab > Colours/Fonts buttons. Note: you may need to change your accessibility options using the accessibility button.
Tools Menu -> Options -> Content Tab > Fonts and Colours
We realise that the over use of jargon and technical terms may be confusing and we have made every effort to ensure that Legal Advance is easily readable using ‘plain English’. However there may be some instances where technical documents or explanations may contain relevant terms and technical language and where possible we strive to provide explanation of these terms via our ‘glossary’ pages.