How accessible will my website be?

We believe that correct accessibility is as much a matter of design and common sense, as well as checklists devised by official bodies. ALT and TITLE tags all make great sense, as long as they are sensibly used.

The aim of Museums Sites is to avoid discriminating users, by offering everyone the same, highly accessible website, that complies to the strict WAI ‘AA’ guidelines. If something is thoroughly designed and developed for people with disabilities, it will also be accessible by any other audience.



Techniques


Museums Sites is using all of the following techniques to enhance the accessibility of its content:

  • Access Keys - to provide non-mouse visitors with shortcut key access to content
  • ALT text - Meaningful alternative text for images for non-visual browsers
  • CSS - complete separation of style from content
  • Device independent design providing open access to content on all platforms and devices
  • Meaningful page title tags to provide search engines and visitors with a cue to where they are within the site
  • Print style sheet to provide print-friendly version of pages, without duplicating site content
  • Semantic XHTML – correctly structured HTML documents, with meaningful content hierarchy
  • Skip navigation link to allow non-visual browsers to skip navigation links
  • Tab indexes to provide non-mouse visitors with access to content
  • Title attributes to provide helpful hints/tool tips