IEMA Accessibility Statement
We aim to make the IEMA web-site as accessible as possible. This is invariably 'work in progress', with some parts of the site more accessible than others. We aim to roll out the more accessible pages to the whole site in the short term.
We aim to design to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. We also work to the BSI PAS 78:2006 guidelines where possible.
Structure of the Site
We have one set of pages for the whole site, which we aim to make accessible to all. We do not separate accessible and less accessible pages into separate sections.
A link to a site map can be found on most pages, which shows the organization of the whole site.
We aim to use clear, plain English in a concise and meaningful way.
Use of Multimedia
We aim to label all images, and use images just where appropriate (not for purely decorative text and headings).
Text will be scaleable, as will all pages themselves. We set a maximum size for most pages, to ensure lines are wrapped according to commonly accepted typographical rules.
Pages are designed to be XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.0 compliant.
There will always be small differences in the display between browsers, but we do aim to broadly support:
- Internet Explorer 5+ for Windows
- Safari for the Macintosh
- Mozilla Firefox for all platforms
A few browsers, for which there are alternatives, give us such problems that we cannot guarantee to continue to support them fully. If you use any of the following browsers, and are having problems accessing the site, please let us know, and we will do what we can to fix the problem:
- Netscape (all versions)
- Opera (all versions)
- Internet Explorer (all versions) for the Macintosh
Proof of Compliance
Rather than using automated tools and badges, which can be a bit hit-or-miss, we aim to be responsive to your needs. Please notify us of any specific problemes you encounter, or any suggestions you have for improvement.