Elemental web accessibility
How to use our website
We are committed to providing an accessible and usable website for all its users. We appreciate that your needs are as individual as you are, and thus we have done our best to cater for you whilst complying with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
This website has been designed and built to adhere with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI) guidelines wherever possible, and includes many features that allow easier access for users with special requirements. We've also endeavoured to follow the World Wide Consortium (W3C) The Mobile Web Initiative and its best practices to build an accessible and useful mobile web version of its site. To view accessibility guidelines visit http://www.w3.org/WAI and http://www.w3.org/Mobile.
To view a text-only (no styles or low graphics) version of WebPages click on the Text Only link for the duration of your browser session, Elemental WebPages will display without styles.
There are numerous ways that you can change the size of your text to make it easier to read. They are as follows:
• Hold down the CTRL key and press the minus (-) and plus (+) keys to decrease and increase the size of your font. The CTRL key and then zero (0) are for normal-sizing.
• If your mouse has a wheel, pressing CTRL and using the wheel on your mouse increases and decreases the text size on your screen.
• To customise your browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Safari or similar) go to View, and then select Text Size.
Alternatively, use the processes below.
|Windows||Google Chrome||CRTL +/-/0 Increase/Decrease/Normal for Text Size|
|Windows||Internet Explorer 5+||View + Text Size|
|Windows||Mzilla||View + Increase/Decrease Text Size|
|Windows||Netscape 6+||View + Text Size|
|Windows||Netscape 7||View + Text Size|
|Mac||Opera 7||View + Text Zoom|
|Mac||Safari||View + Make Text Bigger/Smaller|
|Mac||Internet Explorer 5+||View + Text Zoom|
|Mac||Mozilla View||+ Increase/Decrease Text Size|
|Mac||Netscape 7||View + Text Zoom|
|Mac||Opera||Use menu on 'progress' bar|
Clicking on documents on the Elemental Website (e.g. Excel, plain text, PowerPoint, Word, PDFs and so on) will open them in a new window. Right clicking the documents will present the option to save the file.
Visit Adobe and Microsoft (or equivalents) to download document viewers.
Dynamic and rich content
Dynamic and rich content may be embedded and served throughout the Elemental website (including apps, content, images, photographs, video and similar content) maybe also be downloaded or shared. However, you bare full responsibility of the safety of the material you interact with, share and/or download.
Keyboard Short Cuts
For a list of the most common keyboard short cuts:
• Mozilla Firefox keyboard shortcuts
• Apple Operating systems, Apple's Universal Access Guide
• Internet Explorer Step-by-Step Tutorials for Microsoft guidance for versions 6, 7, 8 and 9
• Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts (Linux, Mac and Windows)
|Windows||Google Chrome||Alt + Access Key, Enter|
|Windows||Internet Explorer 4+||Alt + Access Key, Enter|
|Windows||Mozilla||Alt + Access Key|
|Windows||Netscape 6+||Alt + Access Key|
|Windows||Opera 7||Shift + Esc, Access Key|
|Mac OS X||Safari||Ctrl + Access Key|
|Mac OS X||Internet Explorer 5+||Ctrl + Access Key|
|Mac OS X||Mozilla||Ctrl + Access Key|
|Mac OS X||Netscape 6+||Ctrl + Access Key|
Elemental website Access Keys
Here are the Access Keys available for the Elemental website, so you do not have to use your mouse to navigate the main sections of the site.
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To subscribe with Elemental’s RSS feeds click on the hyperlinks at our RSS Webpage or via your RSS reader choosing which content you wish to receive.
Additionally, you may choose specific clients' RSS feeds that are of interest from our RSS Webpage. To learn more about how our RSS Feeds work and how to subscribe to them, visit our about RSS feeds pages.
You can also navigate our website through our sitemap.
The most comprehensive guidelines for assistance for guidelines that we have found are by the BBC. Visit their accessibility webpages at http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/ that provides details information on how you can change your personal preferences that may assist you with navigating and enjoying the Elemental site.
In addition to this you may also wish to refer to the following for further reading and assistance.
The Royal National Institution for the Blind
The Literacy Trust
The British Dyslexia Association
Read the Elemental’s Terms and Website Privacy to learn more about our Website policy.
We welcome and appreciate your feedback on any aspect of our site, and in particular how accessible you find navigating and interacting with the website. Use our contact form to submit feedback.