Our accessibility guidelines and standards
Progressive Global Energy is fully committed to ensuring its website is accessible and inclusive for all of its users; whether you use a text browser, screen reader or other assistive technologies.
As an essential part of our ongoing inclusivity policy, we have built this site in compliance with the guidelines and standards provided by the W3C Accessibility Initiative.
Access all areas – the importance of accessibility
Accessibility describes to what level a product or service can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities. This can apply to digital TV interfaces, a mobile site, app, or in this case, a website.
A website can only be termed as fully accessible if everyone, including disabled and the elderly are able to comfortably use it.
Accessibility when applied to a website is determined by how someone with a disability perceives information on a page and how they navigate within and between pages.
We have aimed to provide full accessibility with the following functions:
Features that enhance our website's accessibility
- All text is resizable using your browsers text-resize option (this is usually found under the View -> Text Size menu)
- HTML heading elements have been used for page structure, supporting assistive technologies that allow page navigation from heading to heading
- Many links have title attributes which describe the linked page in greater detail
- All images have appropriate text alternatives
- This site has been tested to ensure it is accessible in a wide range of browsers
- We do not use colour to convey information ensuring that all pages on this website should be readable regardless of your level of colour vision
Keyboard access – navigational aids
It should be possible to access any part of the site (including forms) using just the keyboard. However, if you have any problems with this, do contact us and let us know. Please provide information about the web browser and operating system you are using - it will be a big help in fixing the problem!
Additionally, most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. These are known as "access keys". They are activated in various ways depending on your browser and operating system. Please refer to your systems help page.
Visual design – finding your comfort level
All parts of our site use Cascading Style Sheets for visual layout and design. Even if your browser does not support style sheets all pages should still be readable.
Text is sized relatively, and adjusting the text to suit your requirements is simple. Change the text size in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox by going to the 'View' menu, select 'Text Size' and choose the size that is most comfortable to read.
- All HTML should validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional with the W3C Markup Validator
- All CSS should validate with the W3C CSS validator
- All pages should comply with priority 1 and 2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (version 1.0)
Our guidelines and standards are constantly under review, but If you come across any issues or have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.