We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience.
How we’ve designed and developed the site
Web accessibility initiative
Craft Finder endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to disabled people.
Conformance to these guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to disabled users but benefits all users. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms you may occasionally find a page which does not. If you have any problem accessing any information on the site, please contact us and we will endeavour to provide the information in an appropriate format.
Web development standards
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the governing authority on web development standards and practices. This site is built with code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML (our developers used Transitional) and Cascading Style Sheets. Our content is properly structured, using headings and paragraphs. It uses valid CSS for layout. A high contrast stylesheet is available.
Our developers have used http://www.cynthiasays.com and http://validator.w3.org to test our site against the accessibility standards.
The site was tested with current and older versions of the most popular browsers at time of launch: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
As we use the XHTML standard, any future browsers should also display this website correctly. With older browsers the layout may not be all we would wish but hopefully you will still be able to enjoy what we have to offer.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
Our website provides equivalent text for images that convey information.
Our website does not use multimedia (e.g. presentations that include components such as video, animation, and sound) but may link to them.
Our website does not rely on colour to convey information.
Scripts, applets and plug-ins
Getting Craft Finder set up for you
Windows have information about making your computer easier to use which you can access using the Control Panel’s Ease of Access Centre. You should be able to find this information on older versions of Windows in a similar place.
Current Macs provide this information in System Preferences. You’ll find a section called System which contains “Universal access”. This will help you make your Mac easier to use, depending on your particular needs. Older Macs will provide this information in a similar place.
Browsers can also make web sites more suited to your needs. You can find the accessibility information by going to the Help section of the browser menu, selecting Help from the options then searching on the term “Accessibility”.
Text can easily be resized if required.
Usually, the ‘View’ menu of your browser will contain commands for changing text size. Some browsers allow you to change text size using the control (or command) key and the + and - keys (or the mouse wheel if you have one).
You can also use your browser settings to alter the font sizes and page colours.
PDF (Portable Document Format)
Some material on Craft Finder’s website is provided in PDF Format, and can be accessed using software such as Adobe Reader.
For disability access, PDF files may be converted to accessible web pages using Adobe’s conversion tools . You will need the URL of the file in question. This will be in the format http://www.craftfinder.org.uk/XXX followed by the name of the file (which is used in its link).
Adobe's accessibility pages have more information.
AbilityNet has more information on their website.
If you have problems viewing this website
If you are unable to view information on this site for any reason, please contact us and we will endeavour to provide the information in an appropriate format.