The ICAEW website has been designed to be accessible to a wide ranging audience, including people with sight and hearing impairments. Our site has been developed to meet W3C web standards and aims to achieve AA compliance with WCAG2 accessibility.
Here are details on how we make the site accessible:
We use cascading style sheets (CSS) to control site layout and presentation.
This means that:
Site navigation appears at the start of the page. Screen reader users can bypass navigation by using the ‘Skip to content’ link at the start of the page. Related content navigation is listed after the main content.
Content on the site has been written and formatted to be accessible. Examples of this approach include preceding sections of text with a heading, using meaningful text for links and use of the alt attribute to describe images.
We aim to communicate as clearly and simply as possible but some articles require a level of technical understanding due to the nature of the topic they cover. We develop our site to work with a wide range of the most popular current browsers but are not able to actively support older versions of browsers. Website content is still accessible by turning off stylesheets.
ICAEW understands and accepts that web pages cannot be made that will render identically for every user. With web browsers being produced by numerous vendors, subject to frequent updates and having a range of different rendering engines on multiple operating systems it is not ICAEW's intention that web pages look identical in all browsers.
Web browser versions are assigned a level of support based on an analysis of website user statistics to ensure that resources are used to give the optimum user experience to the greatest number of users.
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For more information on getting the best experience of the web for you, we recommend visiting the BBC My Web, My Way website for advice on how to get the most from the accessibility features and assistive technologies available for your computer.
If you have any suggestions or have encountered any difficulties with accessibility on our site, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org