Accessibility

General

We have built this site to conform to W3C standards for XHTML and CSS, and we strive to achieve AAA accessibility rating against the web content accessibility 1.0/2.0 (WCAG). We hope that this means our site will be viewable by the widest ranges of devices both now and in the future. Below are a number of additional notes and recommendations of interest to visitors to the website who are using assistive technologies or mobile devices, or who may have restrictions on the use of Javascript due to company policy or device limitations.

Screen readers and PDAs

Navigation and content is available even if you do not have Javascript activated.

Access Keys

Access Keys provide a quick way to navigate round the site without using a mouse, and on this site are based on the UK Government Access Keys system. The keys are used in conjunction with Alt or Ctrl and Enter keys which vary depending on your browser.

  1. Hold down
    • 'Alt' key if using Internet Explorer for Windows
    • 'Alt & Shift' key if using Mozilla/Firefox
    • 'Shift' and 'Esc' together if using Opera (note Opera ignores numeric Access Keys)
  2. And simultaneously select a key from the list below
    • 0 - Accessibility details
    • 1 - Return to homepage
    • 2 - Cookies
    • 3 - Site Map
    • 8 - Terms & Conditions
  3. Press 'Enter' if using Internet Explorer for Windows PC - other browsers go to the page immediately.

These keys have been selected so as not to conflict with those in use by assistive technologies such as JAWS, Supernova and HomePageReader.

External sites

Inverclyde is not responsible for the content or accessibility of other sites linked to from this website.

Date published: 12 January 2017
Date updated: 12 January 2017