The RIWAS website has been designed to be accessible to all web users, irrespective of individual abilities and browser type. RIWAS is committed to making its website available to as many people as possible meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and makes every effort to ensure its communications are accessible to those with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.
This statement gives information about accessibility features, and levels of conformance to industry standards.
Many Internet users can find websites difficult to use due to the way they have been designed. We recognise that this is an important issue and are making changes to ensure that the RIWAS website is accessible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines.
We have strived to make this website adhere to priority 1 and 2 guidelines and in some cases priority 3 as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
All pages on this site conform to the following standards where possible:
External website links on the site will open a new browser window and most links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail, and in the majority of cases the text of the link already fully describes the target. Wherever possible, links are written to make sense out of context.
All content images on the site include descriptive ALT attributes. Those purely decorative graphics or used for layout include empty ALT attributes.
Most documents on this website are PDFs (portable document format). The advantage of a PDF is that it will always be presented consistently. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open PDF files, and this can be downloaded for free.
This website operates on a wide range of browsers – cross platform where applicable – Apple and Windows.
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that provide links to important areas of the site. Windows users can press ALT + an access key, followed by RETURN for those using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Apple Macintosh users can press CONTROL + an access key.
This website uses the following UK Government standard access keys:
Access key S - Skip to content
Access key N - Skip to navigation
Access key 1 - Home page
If you have any feedback about the accessibility of our website, please contact us. Your comments will help us improve our website in future, but please note that we will not necessarily be able to reply.