WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY WE   KNOW   THAT   HAVING   A   WEBSITE   WHICH   IS   ACCESSIBLE   FOR   EVERYONE   IS   INCREDIBLY   IMPORTANT. THEREFORE   WE   ARE   COMMITTED   TO   ADHERING   TO   APPROPRIATE   ACCESSIBILITY   STANDARDS   AND GUIDELINES,   AND   TO   DELIVERING   A   GREAT   WEBSITE   EXPERIENCE   TO   THE   WIDEST   POSSIBLE   AUDIENCE. THIS    STATEMENT    OUTLINES    OUR    UK    STANDARDS    OF    COMPLIANCE,    AND    PROVIDES    ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT TO AYRESENG.COM    Text resizing If   you   have   a   general   problem   with   the   size   of   text   on   websites   you   can   change   settings   within   your   browser   to   increase   the default   size   of   "normal"   text   -   this   has   the   effect   of   enlarging   the   page   on   all   the   websites   that   you   visit   (provided   those   websites have been built in an accessible way) Macintosh    (Safari,    Firefox    and    most    other    browsers)    :    Hold    down    the    Command    key    and    press    +    or    Hold    down    the Command key and press – Internet Explorer : From the menu bar underneath the search field, select Page or View and point to Text size Chrome,   Mozilla,   Firefox   and   most   other   browsers   (PC)   :   Hold   down   the   CTRL   key   and   press   +      or   Hold   down   the   CTRL   key and press - Generally,   holding   down   the   Ctrl   key   and   press   +   /   scroll   mouse   wheel   up   to   zoom   in;   and   holding   down   the   Ctrl   key   and press - / scroll mouse wheel up  to zoom out W3C standards This   website   has   been   built   in   accordance   with   the   Web   Content   Accessibility   Guidelines   1.0   (WCAG   1.0)   established   by   the World   Wide   Web   Consortium's   (W3C),   using   code   compliant   with   W3C   standards   for   XHTML   and   CSS.   These   guidelines   aim   to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities/impairments. All   pages   are   checked   in   accordance   with   Disability   Discrimination   Act   (DDA)   guidelines   and   we   aim   to   adhere/comply   to   these guidelines as far as possible. Access keys All   links   and   user   interfaces   are   designed   to   be   navigable   with   a   keyboard.   The   active   link   in   focus   is   highlighted   with   a   visible border. First press the TAB key on any page opens a quick menu which enables users to skip to the site menu or page content. Press ENTER to follow a link or activate a form control Press TAB to navigate to the next link Press SHIFT + TAB to navigate to the previous link Images All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Visual design This   site   uses   CSS   for   visual   layout.   If   your   browser   or   browsing   device   does   not   support   stylesheets   at   all,   the   content   of   each page is still readable. Compatibility with tools This website aims to be compatible with recent versions of the following screen readers: NVDA - Download the reader here : https://www.nvaccess.org/download/ JAWS - Download the reader here : https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS The website is also compatible with default voice over technologies found in iOS, Windows and Android devices. How to change colour contrast of websites For   a   Windows   PC,   or   a   Mac   please   refer   to   the   BBC   website   for   handy   tips   on   how   to   personalise   your   viewing   experience   when visiting websites : http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility   On your browser: In   Internet   Explorer,   click   "Tools",   then   select   "Internet   options".   From   within   the   "General"   tab,   click   the   "Colours"   button. Deselect    the    "Use    Windows    colours"    checkbox    and    change    the    colour    by    selecting    the    colour    swatch.    Then,    select "Accessibility" within the "Internet options" window and select "Ignore colours specified on web pages". In    Firefox,    click    "Tools",    then    select    "Options".    From    within    the    "Colours"    tab,    click    the    "Colours"    button.    Select    the appropriate   colours   from   the   colour   swatch   and   un-tick   the   checkbox   labelled   "Allow   pages   to   choose   their   own   colours, instead of my selections above" and click OK. Accessible formats We   aim   to   present   all   important   information   as   HTML   webpages,   but   often   we   create   datasheets   and   easy   read   flyers   that   you   can download   and   print.   These   are   normally   in   PDF   (Portable   Document   Format).   If   you   have   any   problems   downloading   or   reading these   files,   you   may   need   to   download   additional   software   :   If   you   can't   open   a   PDF   file   try   downloading   the   latest   Adobe   Reader software       In   addition,   you   can   visit   the   Adobe   accessibility   features   webpage   for   more   details   on   how   to   use   their   built   in   tools   : https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/using/accessibility-features.html Digital accessibility resources Web   accessibility   refers   to   the   inclusive   practice   of   removing   barriers   that   prevent   interaction   with,   or   access   to   websites,   by people   with   disabilities.   When   sites   are   correctly   designed,   developed   and   edited,   all   users   have   equal   access   to   information   and functionality. Here are some additional useful resources related to web accessibility; Equality Act 2010  – UK Equality legislation : http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents Microsoft Accessibility Overview  – Accessibility Learning  : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/   BBC Accessibility – Excellent resource with tips, guides, links to resources, etc : http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility   Outlaw.com     –    contains    the    popular    'Disabled    access    to    websites    under    UK    law'    guide,    and    news    articles    relating    to accessibility and the law : http://www.out-law.com/   WebAim   –   The   Web   Accessibility   in   Mind   Project   provides   a   number   of   articles,   a   discussion   forum   and   a   number   of simulations which is useful for testing websites : http://www.webaim.org   Wikipedia     –     Web     accessibility;     technologies,     web     design,     essential     web     components,     legislation,     audits,     etc     : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility   WAVE – Website Accessibility Evaluation Tool : http://wave.webaim.org/ The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)  - is the global authority on accessible design standards.: http://wwww.w3c.org   Making     your     service     accessible      -     Meeting     government     accessibility     requirements     :          https://www.gov.uk/service- manual/helping-people-to-use-your-service/making-your-service-accessible-an-introduction Accessibility testing We   continue   to   test   our   website   to   ensure   accessibility   is   maintained.   Please   do   not   hesitate   to   contact   us   to   request   information in   an   accessible   format   if   not   currently   available   on   the   website   and   we   will   try   to   accommodate   your   enquiry   as   quickly   as possible. Feedback If   you   have   any   questions   or   feedback   about   the   accessibility   of   this   website,   we   would   like   to   hear   from   you.   You   can   email   us   at   : info at AyresEng dot com
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WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY We    know    that    having    a    website    which    is    accessible    for everyone      is      incredibly      important.      Therefore      we      are committed      to      adhering      to      appropriate      accessibility standards   and   guidelines,   and   to   delivering   a   great   website experience       to       the       widest       possible       audience.       This statement   outlines   our   UK   standards   of   compliance,   and provides   additional   instructions   on   how   to   make   the   most of your visit to AyresEng.com    Text resizing If   you   have   a   general   problem   with   the   size   of   text   on   websites   you can   change   settings   within   your   browser   to   increase   the   default   size of   "normal"   text   -   this   has   the   effect   of   enlarging   the   page   on   all   the websites   that   you   visit   (provided   those   websites   have   been   built   in an accessible way) Macintosh    (Safari,    Firefox    and    most    other    browsers)    :    Hold down    the    Command    key    and    press    +    or    Hold    down    the Command key and press – Internet   Explorer   :   From   the   menu   bar   underneath   the   search field, select Page or View and point to Text size Chrome,   Mozilla,   Firefox   and   most   other   browsers   (PC)   :   Hold down   the   CTRL   key   and   press   +      or   Hold   down   the   CTRL   key and press - Generally,   holding   down   the   Ctrl   key   and   press   +   /   scroll   mouse wheel   up   to   zoom   in;   and   holding   down   the   Ctrl   key   and   press   - / scroll mouse wheel up  to zoom out W3C standards This    website    has    been    built    in    accordance    with    the    Web    Content Accessibility   Guidelines   1.0   (WCAG   1.0)   established   by   the   World Wide    Web    Consortium's    (W3C),    using    code    compliant    with    W3C standards   for   XHTML   and   CSS.   These   guidelines   aim   to   make   web content more accessible for people with disabilities/impairments. All   pages   are   checked   in   accordance   with   Disability   Discrimination Act     (DDA)     guidelines     and     we     aim     to     adhere/comply     to     these guidelines as far as possible. Access keys All    links    and    user    interfaces    are    designed    to    be    navigable    with    a keyboard. The active link in focus is highlighted with a visible border. First    press    the    TAB    key    on    any    page    opens    a    quick    menu    which enables users to skip to the site menu or page content. Press ENTER to follow a link or activate a form control Press TAB to navigate to the next link Press SHIFT + TAB to navigate to the previous link Images All     content     images     used     in     this     site     include     descriptive     ALT attributes. Visual design This    site    uses    CSS    for    visual    layout.    If    your    browser    or    browsing device   does   not   support   stylesheets   at   all,   the   content   of   each   page   is still readable. Compatibility with tools This    website    aims    to    be    compatible    with    recent    versions    of    the following screen readers: NVDA             -             Download             the             reader             here             : https://www.nvaccess.org/download/ JAWS             -             Download             the             reader             here             : https://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS The   website   is   also   compatible   with   default   voice   over   technologies found in iOS, Windows and Android devices. How to change colour contrast of websites For   a   Windows   PC,   or   a   Mac   please   refer   to   the   BBC   website   for handy    tips    on    how    to    personalise    your    viewing    experience    when visiting websites : http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility   On your browser: In     Internet     Explorer,     click     "Tools",     then     select     "Internet options".    From    within    the    "General"    tab,    click    the    "Colours" button.    Deselect    the    "Use    Windows    colours"    checkbox    and change   the   colour   by   selecting   the   colour   swatch.   Then,   select "Accessibility"   within   the   "Internet   options"   window   and   select "Ignore colours specified on web pages". In   Firefox,   click   "Tools",   then   select   "Options".   From   within   the "Colours"      tab,      click      the      "Colours"      button.      Select      the appropriate    colours    from    the    colour    swatch    and    un-tick    the checkbox   labelled   "Allow   pages   to   choose   their   own   colours, instead of my selections above" and click OK. Accessible formats We   aim   to   present   all   important   information   as   HTML   webpages,   but often    we    create    datasheets    and    easy    read    flyers    that    you    can download   and   print.   These   are   normally   in   PDF   (Portable   Document Format).    If    you    have    any    problems    downloading    or    reading    these files,   you   may   need   to   download   additional   software   :   If   you   can't open   a   PDF   file   try   downloading   the   latest   Adobe   Reader   software      In   addition,   you   can   visit   the   Adobe   accessibility   features   webpage for      more      details      on      how      to      use      their      built      in      tools      : https://helpx.adobe.com/reader/using/accessibility-features.html Digital accessibility resources Web     accessibility     refers     to     the     inclusive     practice     of     removing barriers    that    prevent    interaction    with,    or    access    to    websites,    by people      with      disabilities.      When      sites      are      correctly      designed, developed   and   edited,   all   users   have   equal   access   to   information   and functionality.   Here   are   some   additional   useful   resources   related   to web accessibility; Equality        Act        2010         –        UK        Equality        legislation        : http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents Microsoft   Accessibility   Overview    –   Accessibility   Learning      : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/   BBC   Accessibility   –   Excellent   resource   with   tips,   guides,   links to resources, etc : http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility   Outlaw.com      –     contains     the     popular     'Disabled     access     to websites   under   UK   law'   guide,   and   news   articles   relating   to accessibility and the law : http://www.out-law.com/   WebAim   –   The   Web   Accessibility   in   Mind   Project   provides   a number     of     articles,     a     discussion     forum     and     a     number     of simulations       which       is       useful       for       testing       websites       : http://www.webaim.org   Wikipedia     –     Web     accessibility;     technologies,     web     design, essential       web       components,       legislation,       audits,       etc       : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility   WAVE        –        Website        Accessibility        Evaluation        Tool        : http://wave.webaim.org/ The    World    Wide    Web    Consortium    (W3C)     -    is    the    global authority              on              accessible              design              standards.: http://wwww.w3c.org   Making      your      service      accessible       -      Meeting      government accessibility      requirements      :            https://www.gov.uk/service- / - service-accessible-an-introduction Accessibility testing We      continue      to      test      our      website      to      ensure      accessibility      is maintained.     Please     do     not     hesitate     to     contact     us     to     request information   in   an   accessible   format   if   not   currently   available   on   the website   and   we   will   try   to   accommodate   your   enquiry   as   quickly   as possible. Feedback If   you   have   any   questions   or   feedback   about   the   accessibility   of   this website,   we   would   like   to   hear   from   you.   You   can   email   us   at   :   info   at AyresEng dot com
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