Accessibility

ACCESSIBILITY

C-IED COE is committed to making its website available to as many people as possible meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and makes every effort to ensure its communications are accessible to those with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.

Many Internet users can find websites difficult to use due to the way they have been designed. We recognise that this is an important issue and are making changes to ensure that the C-IED COE  website is accessible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines.
 
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We have strived to make this website adhere to priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and in some cases priority 3.Changes to improve accessibility are ongoing, but if you come across a page you find difficult to use please let us know.
Accessibility Design
Many Internet users with disabilities find website difficult or even impossible to use simply because of the way they are designed. This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible and to be compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers. As such, visitors can control the size of the text and can use ‘access keys’ on the keyboard rather than the mouse to navigate through pages.
 
The stylesheet uses relative font sizes and is written to display pages correctly in most commonly used browsers. In early versions of browsers and browsing devices that do not support stylesheets at all, the flow of the content has been tested to ensure it entirely retains its sense.
 
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Foreground and background colours contrast well throughout the site, with the majority of content appearing black on white.
The site is free of frames and uses a cascading style sheet for visual layout. Tables are used for tabular data, but we have avoided using them to dictate the layout of a page wherever possible.
 
External website links on the site will open a new browser window and most links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail, and in the majority of cases the text of the link already fully describes the target. Wherever possible, links are written to make sense out of context.
 

PDF

Most documents on this website are PDFs (portable document format). The advantage of a PDF is that it will always be presented consistently. To open PDF files visit the web page pdfreaders.org where you can download the right pdf reader software for your operating system.
 

Known browser support:

This website operates on a wide range of browsers.
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Mozilla Firefox 45
  • Google Chrome 36
 
 Recommended resolution: 1024x768