Accessibility

Using the services provided by this site should be simple and fun no matter who you are. This site therefore aims to follow the standards in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0). The guidelines help online service providers to ensure their content is accessible to a variety of users including the deaf, visual/mobility impaired, and those with learning difficulties. Of the three levels of accessibility described by the guidelines, this website targets level AA.

Compliance strategy

While this site aims to meet Level AA accessibility there may be areas of the site that fall short of this standard. There are five ways that the compliance level of the site is approached:

  1. Clear vision

    This accessibility statement states the standard we intend to meet. AA has been selected as an achievable goal given the resources available and the nature of the content presented.

  2. Continuous review

    New features and site pages are routinely checked to ensure the site moves toward that goal. These checks result in new corrective tasks. The site is continually improved with feedback and feature requests from users, and these continual minor improvements slowly move the site towards our accessibility compliance vision.

  3. Recognised guidance

    Widely recongised reference standards are used to assess compliance, such as those provided by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). This helps to ensure the standards are properly understood and implemented.

  4. User suggestions

    Feedback regarding experiences using the services provided by this site help to identify accessibility-related issues, after which corrective actions can be planned and delivered. Suggestions can be submitted using the details here.

  5. Technology choices

    The site is build using technologies and frameworks that support accessiblity, for example leveraging technologies with widespread support for screen readers/audio browsers.

These 5 pillars represent a coherent and realistic vision for this site and its services. As the site matures this strategy will be reviewed to ensure that an appropriate balance is maintained between aspirational compliance levels and available resources.

Accessible content

The following web content technologies are considered to be "accessibility supported" and therefore supported by this site:

  1. HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript

    • Are supported by users’ assistive technology
      • by the screen reader software Jaws (including aural CSS support)
    • Are supported natively in widely-distributed user agents that are also accessibility supported
      • Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Google Chrome (supporting automated updates where available)
      • Based on available web statistics, these browsers constitute at least 99.5% of the web browsers in use on the Internet today
    • User agents supporting HTML, CSS, and Javascript are accessibility supported and are available for download and purchase in a way that does not cost a person with a disability any more than a person without a disability.
      • Most desktop operating systems ship with one or more of these browsers pre-installed
      • The above browsers are freely available from public facing websites
      • The screen reader "Jaws" is available from a public facing website at a cost which is identical for people with or without a disability
  2. Plain text formats (TXT, CSV)

    • Are supported by users' assistive technology
      • by the screen reader software Jaws (including aural CSS support)
    • Are supported natively in widely-distributed user agents that are also accessibility supported
      • Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Google Chrome (supporting automated updates where available)
      • Based on available web statistics, these browsers constitute at least 99.5% of the web browsers in use on the Internet today
    • User agents supporting plain text formats are accessibility supported and are available for download and purchase in a way that does not cost a person with a disability any more than a person without a disability.
      • Most operating systems ship with a browser capable of displaying plain-text formats pre-installed, or have an equivalent app on mobile devices
      • A number of applications for reading plain-text files are freely available from public websites and app stores
      • The screen reader "Jaws" is available from a public facing website at a cost which is identical for people with or without a disability

Contact

If you would like to provide feedback on any part of your experience on this site please get in touch.

Email contact@cloudskus.com..