The Web brings us unprecedented access to Services and
Information. However, it is essential that we all receive equal
access to such content.
Method4 can offer advice on accessibility requirements for
Information Solutions, and our internal processes ensure that we
will always consider accessibility in the solutions that we build
Why it's important
A poorly designed web site or application can be difficult or
impossible for a disabled user to properly access or navigate. For
example, a blind or partially sited user may access the content
through a screen reader which reads aloud the contents of a
website. To cater for a variety of access methods, proper
consideration needs to be given to how content is defined.
Ensuring that web content is accessible helps foster social
inclusion, equal access and equal opportunity.
In the UK, the Disabilities Discrimination Act 1995 (which
specifically mentions websites) makes it unlawful for a service
provider to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to
provide any service which it provides to members of the public.
Accessibility is also important for non-disabled users. Users
with older browsers, reduced display resolution, colour limitations
and slower connection speeds each have their own accessibility
We have endeavoured to ensure that the Method4 website is as
accessibile as possible. We'd be happy to receive any comments you
may have on this or other aspects of our site. Please email us at
Here are some of the accessibility features:
- W3C WCAG compliant (prority 3)
- All pages validate as XHTML1.0 strict
- Any images which contain content have descriptive ALT tags
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS level 1.0) are used for visual
layout. Tables are not used for layout.
- Pages are readable when CSS is not available or disabled
- Navigation access keys have been used to provide keyboard
assistance (for example, for the mobility impaired).
- Different levels of headings have been used to aid
- Support for relative font sizes which allow some visual
browsers to increase text size.