Our web site has attained priority 1 status with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The aim of their guidelines is to explain how to make web content accessible to people with disabilities. Please see below for more detail: -
Action In Rural Sussex website: -
- has been built according to, and validates to, XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS 2.1 guidelines
- passes WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) level 1 and Section 508 accessibility tests
- has been built with logically ordered source code that has been coded semantically to aid screen readers in reading content
- has alt tags for all hard coded images
- has a 'Skip header’ link added to the top of the page so screen readers can bypass navigation to get to main page content
- uses access keys in accordance with the UK Government best practice guidelines includung: -
- S = Skip the header and navigation
- 0 = Accessibility
- 1 = Home
- 3 = Sitemap
- 9 = Contact Us
To ensure that our website is truly accessible, the biggest test can only come from viewing real pages with real users who do experience disability issues. If you have any further questions or comments to make regarding this issue, please click here to contact us or email our webmaster.
The site has been constructed using several accessibility principles to allow users, including those with visual impairments and other disadvantaged groups, to access the information contained on the site. Please note that some of the tools and technologies used are immature at present and may not be fully accessible to all users - where this is the case we will aim to improve the site as these tools and technologies mature.