Empire Bespoke Foods is committed to providing you a website that is accessible to the widest possible audiences. Information about our site, how to change how it looks and tips for people using screen readers is in the summary below.
Using the Site
We have aimed to create sites that are available to everyone including those with sight, audio and motor impairment restrictions.
· We aim to use a web font so all text is easy to read.
· We have appropriate alt tags for images to convey information.
· We ensure that navigation through our websites works in a consistent way.
· We do not rely on just colour as the only way of giving information.
· We avoid the use of images of text wherever possible, and provide equivalent text links that consist of images.
Here are a few helpful ways in which you can start using the website more easily.
To enlarge text and images on the site
On a PC:
1. Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '+' to enlarge.
2. Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '-' to reduce.
3. To reset hold down 'Ctrl' and press '0'.
On an Apple Macintosh computer hold the 'Cmd' (Apple) key instead of 'Ctrl'.
Browser accessibility options
Each browser has different methods for font size, formatting, and screen colour options:
· Google Chrome accessibility options, under the Chrome Browser Resources section.
· Internet Explorer accessibility options.
· Mozilla Firefox accessibility options.
The BBC also has information on how to customise your computer, and your browser, to make them more accessible in their 'My web my way' section.
To change the size of the window of the site
On the browser View menu select 'Full screen' or press 'F11'.
A search box appears at the top of each page. To get the best results follow these tips:
Use keywords - the search won't work well using natural language, keywords will find better results. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase.
How the Site is built for Accessibility
All pages on this site are WCAG AA approved, complying with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2. We strive to make all pages validate to a W3C formal grammar (XHTML Strict or HTML 5).
The site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to control all of the presentation and layout. Tables are used only to present data.
As a result screen reader users can use the screen reader's navigation key to get around the site. If you are listening to the site, menus are grouped together in a more logical fashion.
The content has been written and formatted to make it accessible. For example:
· Headings highlight sections of text (a h1 starts the content area of each page).
· Sentences are short with the meaning at the beginning.
· Links use meaningful text.
· Forms can be navigated using the tab key.
Advice on accessibility on external sites
The following external sites are also useful resources when it comes to accessibility in order to find out more about adjusting your settings and help and support.
• BBC My web my way - http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/
• W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - http://www.w3.org/WAI/
• Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 - http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php
• Action on Hearing Loss - http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
• British Deaf Association - http://www.bda.org.uk/
• Royal National Institute for the Blind - http://www.rnib.org.uk/
Through research of standard guidelines, Empire Bespoke Foods are continually working to improve the accessibility of our site that we have, in the meantime should you experience any difficulties please contact us explaining the problems you encountered.
Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site or if you experience any difficulty using it, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0) 208 537 4080 Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com