WinTips Web Accessibility Statement


Standards Compliance

All pages on this site are W3C Compliant, and comply with all W3C Guidelines. This is a question of judgment: many accessibility features can be measured, but many others cannot. All the guidelines have been reviewed, and it is believed that all the site's pages are in compliance.

All pages on this site comply with all of the U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines. Once again, this is a question of judgment. All the guidelines have been reviewed, and it is believed that all the site's pages are in compliance.

All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict. This is not a question of judgment: a program can determine with 100% accuracy whether a page is valid XHTML. For example, you can Click Here to check this page for XHTML validity.

Navigation Aids

All pages have rel=previous, next, up, and home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers. Mozilla users can also take advantage of this feature by opening the 'View' menu, and selecting 'Show/Hide', 'Site Navigation Bar', 'Show Only As Needed' (or 'Show Always').

All pages include a search box (access key 4).

Links

All 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).

Links are written to make sense even when read out of context.

Images

All content images used on this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely-decorative graphics include null ALTattributes.

Complex images include LONGDESC attributes, or in-line descriptions to explain the significance of each image to non-visual readers.

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

Only relative font sizes are used, so as to be compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers.

If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page will still be readable.