Our commitment and approach to maintaining an accessible website
The Brain Bio Centre Clinic is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to people with disabilities. All the pages on our website meet W3C WAI‘s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA conformance.
Specifically The Brain Bio Centre Clinic is committed to:
- maintaining an accessible website.
- ensuring that this website achieves “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, to comply with the National Disability Authority’s Code of Practice on Accessibility of Public Services and Information Provided by Public Bodies.
- ensuring that all new information on the website will achieve “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
- including accessibility when we procure 3rd-party systems or upgrades to existing systems.
This website’s conformance with official accessibility guidelines.
Accessibility is the word used to describe whether a website can be used by people of all abilities and disabilities.
For instance, a website is accessible if all people, including disabled and elderly people, can use it. We aim to ensure that all of our web pages are informative as well as being accessible – this is called usability.
On a website, accessibility depends on how a person’s disability affects the way they perceive information on a page and how they navigate within and between pages.
The guides listed below explain ways to change how your computer or web browser operates, to remove barriers to using the web and make things easier for people who have difficulty seeing.
Elements that affect accessibility include:
- For people who can’t see very well: the colours and the contrast between colours; the size of text; the choice of fonts
- For people who are blind: how a screen reader interprets the elements on a page (for example, alt tags for images, and title tags for links); the inclusion of audio description for video content
- For people who can’t hear very well: how any audio content is represented graphically (for example, including subtitles or signing on video content)
- For people who find a keyboard or mouse hard to use: the ease with which someone can navigate to parts of the page (for instance, by tabbing); auto-completion of forms
- For people who find words difficult: the length of sentences and paragraphs; the complexity of the vocabulary; the choice of fonts and size of text; the availability of spelling checkers and word prediction; the opportunity to have text read out loud