Accessibility for us is about working to a global standard set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The W3C have an initiative called the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) which is defined (in their own words) as:
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.
The thing is, we all use the web differently (our usability testing sessions show us that), but the way a disabled person uses the internet is also important – especially to them!
What’s more, it’s just as easy to create web sites to a compliant standard for accessibility. We have all the guidelines, tools and knowledge available to use through the web and we choose to use them to full effect, changing our standards with them.
It is surprisingly simple to build sites like this from scratch and when it makes such a difference to so many people (there are approximately 8.5 million disabled users of the internet in the UK alone), there is only one choice.
Origin Storage Limited accessibility statement
This is the accessibility statement for Origin Storage Limited’s website. If you have any questions or comments, you are welcome to contact us via our enquiry form.
All pages on the site have been built to W3C guidelines and validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict.
All pages on this site use structured semantic mark-up. This means that the appropriate HTML tags have been used to describe the content within them, such as heading tags for subtitles.
Links are written to make sense when removed from the context of the rest of the sentence or page containing them.
All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative images are not included in the body of the document and are handled by CSS. In a CSS-free environment, only content relevant images will be displayed. In a text-only environment, content images are replaced by their defined ALT text.
This site uses CSS for visual layout.
The site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.