The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) requires that goods and services are offered
on equal terms to people with disabilities. In accordance with the 2002 Code of Practice:
Rights of Access to Goods, Facilities, Services and Premises, West Middlesex Family
History Society is committed to making its website accessible to the widest possible audience.
Wherever possible it has been designed to comply with
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
and we are confident that it meets all Priority 1 and most Priority 2 and 3 requirements.
Setting up your computer
It may be possible to adjust the settings of your operating system to make it easier to use.
The following website links provide assistance on this topic:
Most browsers also provide options for users to customise the appearance of a web page (e.g.
changing text size and colours) for improved accessibility.
Initial development of the website was tested with the following browsers under Microsoft Windows:
- Internet Explorer 8.0
- Mozilla Firefox 41.0.2
- Opera 9.26
- Netscape Navigator 126.96.36.199
It was also checked for usability with the screen reader software
IBM Home Page Reader 3.021.
All development since 2015 has been tested using Mozilla Firefox 49.0.1.
Most browsers support the use of access keys to allow users to jump directly to specific web
pages or parts of a page. This site has a number of defined access keys, specified in the table
below, which follow UK Government guidelines.
With most Windows-based browsers, users should be able to press the required access key
while holding down the ALT key. Some may then require the ENTER key to be pressed. Users
of Macintosh computers should instead hold down the CTRL key while pressing the required access
Note that some assistive technology software products already make use of specific
key combinations which may conflict with the use of these access keys.
Aspects of site design
Images used on this site include alt or title attributes in order to provide a verbal
description of the image (or the function it serves in the case of images used as links).
This allows the site to be viewed with images disabled and facilitates its use with screen
reader software. Exceptions to this protocol are images that convey no information, such as
those used for layout purposes.
All pages of this site should print normally in standard A4 portrait format. Page headers,
footers, navigation menus and sidebar information are removed from the printed pages, but
the targets of link fields are added, for clarity. (Note that this last feature is not available
in all browsers.)
For best results, it is recommended that this site be viewed full screen at a resolution of
1024 x 768 pixels or higher.