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In line with the DDA requirements, and the best practice detailed by the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative, RCN Publishing's aim is to develop all content for this site to compliant standards.
Specific accessibility features in place include hidden 'skip navigation' links for screen readers, scalable font sizes, and the visual layout is controlled by external CSS (including page width and colours).
A screen reader is a software application that interprets what is displayed on screen and then represents the information by using text-to-speech, sound icons, or a Braille output device. Hidden 'skip navigation' links make it easier for people who use screen readers to go directly to the main content of a web page.
Scalable fonts are type fonts that can be resized (enlarged or reduced) without being distorted.
CSS (cascading style sheets) benefit accessibility primarily by separating document structure from presentation. This means the HTML can be simplified, which in turn means the documents more accessible for end users.
We also provide transcripts of our webcast videos.
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI): www.w3.org/WAI