Website Accessibility

Great care has been taken to ensure Baysgarth School’s website is accessible to all users. This page describes how.

Compliance with web standards

With very few minor exceptions, pages of this site should be compliant with W3C XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2.1 specifications. This means the code used to display these pages has been written to a very high standard to ensure compatibility with all modern web browsers and to aid accessibility.

To aid accessibility this site has been designed to conform to a minimum of the AA success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 specification.

Alternate Style Sheets

There are two alternative style sheets to choose from. These, along with the default, can be accessed from your web browser’s ‘view’ menu, if supported. Alternatively, pressing the F2 key will cycle through the styles available. The alternate style sheets are:

  • A low graphics version for users with low bandwidth or accessing on slower computers
  • A high contrast version for users visual impairments

If changed using the F2 shortcut key, the style sheet selected should be retained when browsing other pages of this website, as long as your browser accepts cookies.

Shortcut keys

To allow users to navigate some pages more easily, shortcut keys have been added to perform certain functions:

F2

Cycle through all available style sheets

F8

Enable/Disable all other shortcut keys

Left Arrow

Go to previous page/image (photo album pages only)

Right Arrow

Go to next page/image (photo album pages only)

Esc

Return to thumbnail/albums page (photo album pages only)

Access keys

For web browser compatibility reasons and because of their unpopularity, access keys have not been implemented. If you feel this is an error and access keys should be added, please get in touch using the email address below.

Problems, comment and suggestions

We welcome any sort of feedback regarding any aspect of the website. If you would like to get in touch please do so by emailing website@baysgarthschool.co.uk.