One of our main priorities is to make CPDcast.com accessible to the widest possible variety of users, including users with disabilities and those using alternative devices, platforms, browsers or configurations to browse this website.
It is a legal requirement in the UK to make web-based services accessible to people with disabilities. This is a requirement of the Disability and Discrimination Act (DDA).
We ensure accessibility by validating pages to relevant coding language specifications and making them accessibility standards compliant.
The CPDcast.com website validates against both CSS 2.1 and XHTML 1.0 Strict. CPDcast.com also conforms to WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) - Level AAA.
Feel free to inspect this website's compliance with the following coding language specifications:
Some automatic accessibility compliance tests you can perform using:
This website is designed to accommodate those who prefer navigating using keyboard instead of a mouse. In fact, you may find that keyboard shortcuts can make your browsing on CPDcast.com faster. These keyboard shortcuts are used in combination with access keys, which you will find listed below. Each of the most common links on this website has a unique access key, which enables you to activate it with a touch of your keyboard.
To use access keys:
The "accesskey" referred to above corresponds to one of the following:
The text throughout the site is scalable and as such, responds to individual browser settings. Users with reading difficulties often scale-up textual content, or users with smaller screens may scale textual content down in order to fit more content on their screens. To adjust the text size in your browser:
Each link on this website has a popup description, which appears when you move your cursor over it. But you may also come across 'helpers' - similar descriptions that pop up when rolling your cursor over elements other than links. Helpers provide explanations for acronyms, abbreviations, column names and certain symbols found on this website.
An indication of a helper is a cursor change - when hovering your mouse over an element you may notice a question mark appearing next to your cursor (), a small description popup will follow this. In addition, you can click the element, which will result in a separate notice box containing the explanation appearing in the middle of your screen.
Examples of these helpers can be found under the "Conformance to Standards" section of this page.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility on the CPDcast.com website or require any special assistance due to your disability or alternative ways of browsing, please do not hesitate to contact us, and we will try to do our best to assist you.