The St. Leger Homes' website has been designed to be both attractive and accessible to use, providing all users with access to the site, whatever their ability.
We've listed below many of the "best practise" techniques to make the St. Leger Homes a more usable and accessible website to use.
Viewing the website
The website has been designed to provide a site that is simple and user friendly. With a sensible a simple site navigation and meaningful page names, all information should be accessible with only a few clicks of the mouse. We've also tested the site in the following web-browsers:
Our website includes a:
A "Useful Features" top bar – Accessible from every page, this top bar gives users access to vital features of the website. These include:
We have designed all our templates to help make the website accessible to all users including disabled users.
The St. Leger website has been coded in keeping with the guidelines issued by W3C/WAI.
The website is also 'speech-enabled', using a system called Browsealoud. By installing a simple free download onto your computer, which you can download using the link on this page, you have the text on our web pages and some documents read out loud. This can be a huge help to those with visual impairment, dyslexia, literacy difficulties or those for whom English is a second language.
Once you have made the initial download it will allow you to easily access a number of other local and national government websites, as well as interenet search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
Once the software has been downloaded to your PC, look for the browsealoud icon in your 'system tray' (which is usually at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen). Right click on the icon and choose 'open browsealoud settings' from the menu. You can now customise the settings, such as male or female voice, changing the speed, pitch and volume of the reader.
As well as making all graphic templates accessible, we have also included a text only option. This will allow users to view the website in high contrast and without graphics and pictures.
We have included tab indexing on our website which makes tabbing through our site easier. It also helps users who access the website using only a keyboard.
This is the tab order of our website
Disabled users can use assistive technology to help them use our website. We have tested our website with both text-only browsers and screen magnifiers.
Please let us know if you have any problems using these tools or would like to recommend ways we can improve access to our website. We will do our best to make improvements.
To help you view our website we have: