The Environmental Research Group is working towards providing websites which are for everyone. This website has been designed to be accessible for the widest possible audience regardless of their ability. This includes making access as easy as possible for people with disabilities who may have special needs.

People with disabilities, such as a visual impairment, may use assistive technologies to use the Internet. Assistive technologies are products used by people with disabilities to help accomplish tasks that they cannot do easily otherwise.

Assistive technology comes in many different forms, some of these include:

  • text browsers (e.g. Lynx)
  • screen readers
  • speech synthesis (speech output)
  • alternative keyboards or switches
  • Braille
  • screen magnifiers
  • sound notification
  • speech recognition
  • voice browsers

How the website complies with web accessibility standards

All of these pages have been validated for level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. As a result the pages will comply with the Disability Discrimination Act which ensures that websites are accessible to blind and disabled users.

Working towards level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 This website conforms to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) level AA (double A). For a full list of the checkpoints that we have addressed to reach this standard and make our web content accessible to people with disabilities, please see the guidelines area of the WAI website. If you find any pages that do not comply with the standards listed here please contact the ERG webteam, .

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