The TTRB is committed to making the content of this website accessible to all users, regardless of physical, economic or technological circumstances. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
As part of the second phase of the TTRB developments we ensure that all pages on this site comply with priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and when appropriate we are working towards priority 3 guidelines. Most pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and the stylesheets used on this site validates using the W3C CSS Validator.
Whilst the TTRB strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the TTRB website, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help with accessibility
- How do I make the text bigger so that it is easier for me to read?
- What are PDFs and how do I read them?
- How can I view a Word file if I don't have Word software?
How do I make the text bigger so that it is easier for me to read?
The header of all pages on the TTRB has three text size options, each of which can be chosen by the user. Other options for editing the text size include:
- Using Internet Explorer, go to View > Text size > and select the size you want
- Using Firefox, go to View > Text Size > and select the size you want
- Using Opera, View > Zoom > and select the size you want
What are PDFs and how do I read them?
PDF stands for Portable Document File. It's one of the most popular ways of making downloadable documents available on the web. You need a plug-in called Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files which you can download for free from Adobe's website.
Users who have concerns about accessibility should visit Adobe's accessibility website. Recent versions of Acrobat Reader have a Read Out Loud facility, which can be found under the View menu.
How can I view a Word file if I don't have Word software?
A free Word viewer is available from Microsoft at the Microsoft Download Center . You'll find Word, Excel and PowerPoint viewers here too. Open source versions of similar software can be accessed at http://www.openoffice.org/
All pages contain a link to the home page, and the menu system has been constructed in a consistent fashion throughout the website. The additional breadcrumb navigation system is designed to reinforce awareness of the location of the page that is being viewed within the website and to increase overall access to all of the information that is available.
All pages on the website include a search box, and advanced search options are available on the advanced search page.
Many links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail. Links are written to make sense out of context.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes. Complex images include LONGDESC attributes or inline descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
1. JAWS is a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
2. Home Page Reader is a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.
3. Lynx is a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
4. Links is a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
5. Opera is a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets and image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. It is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
1. Bobby is a free service to analyse web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines. A full-featured commercial version is also available.
2. HTML Validator is a free service for checking web pages conform to published HTML standards.
3. Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer is a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
4. Lynx Viewer is a free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.