Accessibility

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.

Site testing

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 9.0.0.6

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.

Access keys

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.

Access keyAction
SSkip Navigation
0Accessibility
1Home page
3Site Map
9Send feedback

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 key.

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.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th February 2020 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Julian Pooley titled Who Do You Think They Were? - Discovering the lives and experiences of our ancestors.

Next Fair

The fairs season for 2019 is over. The next fair we will be attending is in 2020. For more information please see the Fairs page.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 18th January from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

13-January-2020

A new page titled On Joining the Committee has been added to the Members Area.

9-January-2020

Committee minutes for November 2019 added to Members Area.

2-January-2020

For nostalgia, you can now read online, (and search) all journals back to 1996.

27-December-2019

A new page titled Poor Law Records has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

20-December-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

15-December-2019

A new page titled Burial Places Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

2-December-2019

A page titled WMFHS Data Privacy Policy has been added to the Members Area for references purposes.

29-November-2019

A new page titled Church Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

28-November-2019

The Parish Maps page has been extended, and now has 4 maps.


Previous updates


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