Accessibility

Accessibility

Durham County Cricket Club is committed to making its website available to as many people as possible, meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. We make every effort to ensure our communications are accessible to those with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.

Many internet users find websites difficult to use due to the way they have been designed. We recognise that this is an important issue and are making changes to ensure that this website is accessible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines.

Standards Compliance

All pages validate as HTML 5 and use structured semantic markup.

Our pages conform to Level AA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

We strive to obey the spirit of the UK Disability Discrimination Act 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission.

Accessibility Design

This website has been designed to be as accessible as possible and to be compatible with the types of adaptive technology used by people with disabilities, including screen readers. 

Foreground and background colours contrast well throughout the site.

The site is free of frames and uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.

Internal Navigation Links

At the start of every page are accessible links providing direct access to content, navigation and the accessibility statement.

Access Keys

Most modern browsers support site navigation with Access Keys. On Windows, you do this by pressing ALT + the ‘access’ key and then press Enter; on Macintosh, you press Control + the ‘access’ key.

  • t - Top of page
  • a - Access key details
  • s - Search
  • 0 - Accessiblity Information
  • 1 - Home page
  • 2 - Site map
  • n - News
  • d - Durham Cricket
  • h - Hospitality and Sponsorship
  • m - Meeting and Events
  • i - International Cricket
  • r - Riverside
  • c - Contact

Links

External website links on the site will open a new browser window and most links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail. In most cases the text of the link fully describes the target. Wherever possible, links are written to make sense out of context.

Images

Images on the site include descriptive ALT attributes.

PDFs

Most documents on this website are PDFs (portable document format). The advantage of a PDF is that it will always be presented consistently. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open PDF files, and this can be downloaded for free. Adobe has recently updated its free reader to include screenreading functionality.

Adobe also has a free online conversion tool for PDFs so people who have problems reading PDFs can convert them so that they appear as normal web pages or plain text.

Flash

Due to the use of Macromedia Flash technology in some sections of the website and the interactive nature of these modules, certain users working with assistive technologies may be unable to fully engage with all pages. Every effort has been made to ensure the Flash activities will include accessibility features that ensure that dyslexic, visually impaired and motor impaired users can engage with the content. Where it is possible, we provide accessible versions of Flash content by using plain text.

JavaScript

The majority of the site has been configured to allow users access to its full range of functionality whether or not they have JavaScript enabled in their browsers. Where JavaScript is used, it is only used to enhance the user experience. It is never essential. The exception to this is the ability to view video footage. This requires that JavaScript is enabled.

Web browser support

This website has been optimised for the follwing web browsers:

Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9

Mozilla Firefox 4+
Safari 5+
Google Chrome
Opera

Your experience using other Web Browsers may vary, however, every effort has been made to ensure the content of the website will be accessible regardless of platform. 

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