ACCESSIBILITY

eSSENTIAL Accessibility is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. eSSENTIAL Accessibility is actively working towards achieving a fully accessible website that endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

What we’ve done to make our website an accessible experience

Screen resolution

This web site is designed to respond to the size of your screen. Resize your browser to the size that best suits your needs.

Text contrast

All text on this site has been created to have a contrast ratio over its background of over 4.5:1. This adheres to W3C Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 level AA.

Images

All content images on this site are provided with descriptive ALT attributes. Graphics that are purely decorative in function have empty ALT attributes, to prevent them from displaying on screen readers.

Navigation

All pages contain a link to the home page, sitemap and search box. The primary navigation has been built in a consistent fashion to provide clear navigation throughout the site. Secondary navigation is provided for way-finding through individual sections of the site.

Links

Links have been written to make sense out of context, title tags or spans of text only visible to screen readers have been used to expand on the meaning of short links.

Tips for Browsing eSSENTIAL Accessibility

Change text size

All text on this site is at least 14pt in size. To adjust the size of the text, use the buttons located at the very top of the page labeled “increase text size” and “decrease text size”.

Skip to content

For those using screen reader and non-mouse users, you have the option to skip straight to the content by clicking “Skip to main content”.

Magnify the whole screen

Many web browsers allow you to zoom in on web pages using simple keyboard controls. The magnifier allows you to focus on specific parts of the screen, enlarging the text and other page elements.

  • For Windows operating systems, press Ctrl and + to zoom in on a web page (Ctrl and – to zoom out)
  • For Mac operating systems, press Cmd and + to zoom in on a Web page (Cmd and – to zoom out)

Customize the Mouse Pointer

You can customize a computer mouse pointer in several ways. For example, you can slow down the speed of the mouse pointer for easier handling. You can also change its appearance so that it contrasts more with the screen content.

Learn how to change mouse settings for Windows operating systems:

Learn how to change mouse settings for Mac operating systems:

Further assistance

If you have further questions or feedback relating to this website, please use our email form to contact us.

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