The following additional accessibility functions have been built in.
- Contrast: Click on the 'Change Contrast' to change the background colour and font colour.
- To enlarge text: Click on the 'Text Size' to change the size of the text.
- To enlarge text and images on the site:
On a PC:
1. Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '+' to enlarge.
2. Hold down the 'Ctrl' key and press '-' to reduce.
3. To reset hold down 'Ctrl' and press '0'.
On an Apple Macintosh computer hold the 'Cmd' (Apple) key instead of 'Ctrl'.
An alternative of this:
On a PC: Hold down the 'Ctrl' + Mouse Wheel Scroll
On an Apple Macintosh: Hold down the 'Cmd' + Mouse Wheel Scroll
- Page map: A non-visible page map (in the HTML) that lets users (especially those with screen readers) skip to the main content
- Page title: Every page has a page <title> that identifies its main content. Document titles help users orientate themselves within web sites and apps. The document <title> element content is often the first thing a speech output user will hear and acts as a confirmation of what page they have arrived at. Document titles commonly have the same content as the main <h1> element.
- Main landmark: Every page has exactly one element with role="main". The WAI-ARIA main landmark role can be help keyboard users with assistive technologies such as screen readers (and in the future as native browser functionality) to skip directly to the main content of a page, bypassing navigation and other contents that might be before it.
- Links: The destination of the links is clear to the users. Every links has descriptive text which will be useful both for users who are scanning the page and also those who use screen readers.
We have checked that all pages are navigable in multiple browsers, this includes older versions such as Internet Explorer 8 & 9.
Each browser has different methods for font size, formatting, and screen colour options:
- Google Chrome accessibility options, under the Chrome Browser Resources section.
- Internet Explorer accessibility options.
- Mozilla Firefox accessibility options.
- Safari accessibility options.
- Opera accessibility options.
This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant XHTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
This website endeavours to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium W3CWAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
We provide some of our content in alternative formats:
- Print (see Publications)
- User definable email alerts in text and HTML formats (Email alerts)
- RSS news feed (see explanation of Really Simple Syndication)
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TUC Brussels office
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