Accessibility Policy

This is the web accessibility statement for Onchan District Commissioners (ODC).

Onchan District Commissioners (ODC) is constantly developing its website to meet the guidelines set by the Web Accessibility Standards.

1. Standards Compliance

All pages on this site conform to the following standards where possible:

• W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Single A. All pages on the site have been reviewed and comply with all priority 1 guidelines to the best of our knowledge.

• HTML5. All pages on the site have been validated against the HTML5 Recommendation.

• CSS. All style sheets have been validated using the W3C CSS Validation Service

2. Navigation

Navigation is spilt into both primary and secondary navigation sections. Primary navigation can be found on the top of the screen, whilst secondary can be found to the left of the main body of text.

3. Links

When a link leads away from any part of the Onchan Commissioners website or sub-sites, a new browser window will open. We do not exercise control over any site that we may link to externally and cannot verify its level of accessibility.

4. Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes.

5. Visual design

This site uses CSS for all visual layout. When your computer loads any page of the Onchan Commissioners website or sub-sites, the associated style sheet will be held in the cache of your machine and used on any subsequent pages. This enables for faster web page loading on your machine.

Although this site utilises colour in its text and content, the content of this site is still readable if colour options are not supported by your browser or it is turned off.

Style sheets are used to designate font size, positioning, colour(both in ordinary text and linked text), background and other visual layout aspects.

If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.