Our website aims to conform to W3C's (World Wide Web Consortium) WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) priority 1 and most of priority 2. We use valid XHTML 1.0 transitional mark-up and valid CSS for formatting page layouts and text.

Our site’s key accessibility features are:

  • We don’t use tables in our page layouts
  • Any images that contain important information have an alt attribute value set. Purely decorative images have an empty attribute value set
  • All our pages make use of headings, titles and relevant link text
  • In line with current standards, you can view our website in web browsers implementing XHTML 1.0 transitional and CSS 2
  • All text on our site can be resized (in other words you can increase or decrease it using standard browser controls)
  • You’ll need to install and run a plug-in to view some content on our site. But we also provide alternative content for these items
  • Our site uses JavaScript, but even if this is disabled on your web browser you can still follow our links
  • We provide downloadable transcripts for all our audio and video content

If you are unable to access any content on our website, please let us know by sending an e-mail to accessibility@cowandgate.co.uk.

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