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Website Accessibility

This website for McWilliam Park Hotel is designed to be fully accessible to all. The site is designed in accordance with the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and conforms to most priority 1,2 and 3 checkpoints.

Navigation shortcuts 
The site can be navigated by using the tab key to traverse the elements of each page, and by using the enter key to activate a highlighted link.

Structured, semantic markup
HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items presented as a group.

Images
All content images include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null alt attributes.

Javascript
For users whose browser does not support Javascript, online booking may be done by clicking the "booking" link on the main menu, rather than by using the booking form on the left hand side of the page.

Standards compliance
The site is designed to conform to Level AAA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict and use structured semantic markup.

Accessibility references
W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline.
W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility.
U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.


Accessibility software and services
HTML Validator, a free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, a tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited demo is available.
Lynx, a free text-only web browser.