Accessibility Statement

This is the Accessibility Statement for the Birth International website.

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Access Keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the website.

On Windows press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh press Control + an access key.

All pages on this website define the following access keys:

  • Access key 1 – Home Page
  • Access key 2 – Skip to Main Content
  • Access key 3 – Sitemap
  • Access key 4 – N/A
  • Access key 5 – N/A
  • Access key 6 – N/A
  • Access key 7 – Help
  • Access key 8 – Terms of Use
  • Access key 9 – Contact and Feedback
  • Access key 0 – Accessibility Statement

Links

  1. In addition to semantically marked-up pages, many links have TITLE attributes which describe them in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (e.g. the headline of an article).
  2. Links are written as much as is possible to make sense out of context.

Images

  1. All content images used include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics and placeholder images don't include ALT attributes.
  2. Complex images include a LONGDESC attribute or inline description to explain the significance of each image.

Visual Design

  1. This website uses Cascading Style Sheets for visual layout.
  2. The first time an abbreviation or an acronym is used in a page, it is identified with either an <abbr> tag or an <acronym> tag. This displays as a dotted or a dashed underline in most visual browsers and will add a question mark to the cursor. When a user places a pointer over an <abbr> or an <acronym>, a tooltip will display the corresponding definition. For example: WaSP.
  3. This website uses relative font sizes only, compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers. This option can be adjusted by a user, allowing them to change the text size of their browser.
  4. The content of each page is readable if your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets.
  5. Each page is linked to a print stylesheet which removes non-textual content from the page.

Accessibility References

  1. W3C Accessibility Guidelines, explaining the reasons behind each guideline.
  2. W3C Accessibility Techniques, explaining how to implement each guideline.
  3. W3C Accessibility Checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.

Accessibility Software

  1. JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  2. Home Page Reader, a screen reader for Windows. A downloadable demo is available.
  3. Lynx, a free text-only browser for vision-impaired users, with refreshable Braille displays.
  4. Links, a free text-only browser for users with low bandwidth.
  5. Opera, a browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets and image toggling. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux and several other operating systems.