IGD recognises the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all user groups, including the disabled.
- We have implemented the following accessibility features on this website to make it easier to use for people with disabilities.
- You may also need to review the accessibility features in your browser.
- Standards compliance outline how we measure our site's accessibility.
- Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it.
Accessibility features on this website
The following features improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers.
There is a short menu at the start of every page that allows you to jump directly to the most important parts of the page, including main content and navigation. Sighted people who use the keyboard to navigate will see these links appear on screen when using the Tab key to navigate through the page.
Each shortcut has an access key assigned.
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that replace the need to use the mouse for navigation, in browsers that support them. In Internet Explorer on Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key. Then press Enter to activate the link. The Alt + access key combination also works with netscape, firefox and mozilla. For the Opera series of browsers the following keyboard commands can be used in conjunction with access keys: Shift + Escape, and then the access key.
The following access keys are available throughout the website:
0 Skip to site map
a Skip to accessibility statement
c Skip to content
These access keys have been chosen to follow the UK government website guidelines where applicable, in order to support the adoption of a useful standard. Wherever possible, they also avoid conflicting with commonly-used screen reader keyboard shortcuts.
Structured, semantic markup: Headings and navigation menus
HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+2.
Navigation menus are marked up as HTML lists. This ensures that the number of links in the list is read out at the start and it can be skipped easily.
Keyboard page navigation
¨ Users can navigate through the pages on this site using up and down arrow keys or the tab and shift+tab keys to move backward and forwards through elements of the page in a page. Links can be activated using the space or enter keys. Form elements can be controlled using space to toggle/highlight form elements, and then typing in text, or using the up and down arrow keys to choose options from a dropdown field
All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes. Images used for headings are applied using style sheets - since the heading exists as text behind the graphic, alt attributes are unnecessary.
We have checked the site's font and background colour combinations against the different colour blindness conditions and ensured that all information is still clear.
If you wish to override the site's colours, you can import your own style sheet.
You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:
In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
In Netscape select View, then Text Zoom, and then your preferred percentage size.
If you wish to override the site's font settings, you can import your own style sheet.
This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
If you wish, you may import your own stylesheet into this website:
In Internet Explorer select Tools, then Internet Options, and then Accessibility. Next click on any or all of three checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format document using my style sheet' then simply browse to your style sheet and click OK.
In Netscape select Edit, then Preferences and then Appearance. You will then be given the choice to specify your own colours and fonts.
Tables are not used for layout.
All forms follow a logical Tab sequence.
Labels are associated with fields using HTML label tags.
The site is fully accessible if scripting is unavailable.
Linking text have been written to make sense out of context.
Where appropriate, links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, for example to advise you if the link will open in a new window.