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Accessibility statement

This is the official accessibility statement for Thrive. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email.

This page lists the features used to aid accessibility and compatibility of the Carry on Gardening website. We are committed to making our site as accessible as possible.

How to use Access Keys in your Browser

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site.

Browser What to do
Internet Explorer 5+ (PC) Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
Internet Explorer 4 (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac) Access keys are not supported
Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac) Access keys are not supported
Netscape 7 (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (PC) Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
Firefox, Mozilla (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Safari and Omniweb (Mac) Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
Opera Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey

carryongardening.org.uk

WE use the following Access Keys on our website:

  • Access key 1 - Home Page
  • Access key 2 - About Carry on Gardening 
  • Access key 3 - How can I carry on gardening? 
  • Access key 4 - Equipment and tools to help you 
  • Access key 5 - News
  • Access key 6 - Ask Thrive
  • Access key 0 - Accessibility Statement (this page)

Standards Compliance

The site complies with Level A (Priority 1 checkpoint) established in W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 .

It has also been checked by the W3C Markup Validation Service and was found to be valid HTML 4.01 Transitional and also valid CSS .

Navigation aids

All pages have a home link in to aid navigation in text-only browsers.

Links

  1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable

Accessibility references

Accessibility software

  1. JAWS , a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  2. Home Page Reader , a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.
  3. Lynx , a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  4. Links , a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  5. Opera , a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.