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Torkington Engineers Limited

Web Standards and Accessibility

Providing a better accessibility experience

By incorporating web standards and accessibility into our website we are using recommended standards (including Cascading Style Sheets CSS and XHTML) that have been approved and/or released by the W3C after older versions of browsers were released into the market.

Therefore, where possible, we would encourage visitors with old web browsers (pre 2002) to upgrade to the latest version available (usually free) from the relevant manufacturer as certain functions may not be fully supported and this may affect the full presentation of this website.

For visitors who have difficulty using a mouse, this site offers access keys and tabbing order as alternative keyboard shortcut to highlight the main navigation options in supporting browsers. Home is [ALT+o], about  [ALT+a] services [ALT+s] and contact us [ALT+c]etc. Once selected, Microsoft Internet Explorer will then require you to press the enter (return) key to select that active link whilst Netscape Navigator 7, Mozilla Firefox and most other browsers will go straight to the relevant page as soon as you choose the appropriate access key (e.g alt+a).

Main Navigation may also uses tab indexing so that you can also use the keyboard tab key to move though these menu options logically. A Skip navigation feature is incorporated for people using the Lynx or jaws aural and braille readers allowing you to skip the main navigation straight to the main content thus avoiding these browsers continually reading out the links each time on every page.

Text sizing is relative. If you find the text too small (or indeed to large) simply choose an appropriate text size option from your browsers menu (usually in the view menu, text size).

Site Compliancy

Torkington Engineers Limited is committed to meeting current and future legislative and accessibility guidelines. This website has therefore been carefully constructed using many recommendations of the W3C Web Content accessibility guidelines 1.0.

Further Information

If you are interested in reading further information on accessibility you may find the following links useful

http://www.drc-gb.org

http://www.disability.gov.uk

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Torkington Engineers Limited is committed to meeting current and future legislative and accessibility guidelines. This website has therefore been carefully constructed using many recommendations of the W3C Web Content accessibility guidelines 1.0.