This website is designed to be accessible to people with aphasia.
It is also designed to be accessible to as many people as possible, including with disabilities.
Here is a list of the accessibility features of this website:
- Almost all pages comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 to level AAA.
- All pages validate to XHTML Strict 1.0 and to CSS level 2.
Use of language
The main audience of this site is people with aphasia.
For this reason, special care has been taken with the use of language on the website.
- Sentences are kept short and contain only one theme;
- Bulleted lists are used for sentences with a similar theme;
- Highlighted key words help with reading;
- Pictures are used to illustrate ideas;
- Visual aids such as colour and lines are used to separate different themes;
- Information is structured and given step-by-step.
- Users can search for key words in two different ways:
- By typing a few letters of a word, or;
- By clicking the first letter of a word.
- User can go to pages that feature the key word.
- The site map shows the overall structure of the website
Access keys can be used to go to the main sections of the site:
- If you have a PC with Microsoft Windows, hold down the [ALT] key and press an access key;
- If you have a Macintosh, hold down the [CONTROL] key and press an access key;
- Not all browsers can use access keys.
The access keys are:
- 0 - Home page
- 1 - Information
- 2 - Penpals
- 3 - Our pages
- 4 - This site
- h - Help
- s - Search
- m - Site map
- l - Links
- t - Text style
'Next', 'previous' and 'start'
- All information pages contain 'next', 'previous' and 'start' links;
- These can be used by people using screen readers, and some browsers.
- Text sizes are relative. Text size can be changed within most browsers;
- Different sections of the site are colour-coded and have their own unique symbol.