Color schemes can be changed by user. 5 color/contrast options are built-in to the color button.
Page can be viewed expanded for users who have difficulty interacting with the default accordion style.
Accessibility preferences are stored for 30 days in browser cookies, so page loads restore the same prefered look for this and other pages in the Newswest site: A special cookies page provides an option to reset these preferences.
Page works with or without styles.
Page works with or without images displayed (except slideshow and navigation bar).
Page content is also available in easyread About pages (altenate format, Mobile friendly version).
Navigation links use graphic imagemap without overlay text so may be difficult to user when images are turned off.
Keyboard access by tab key still to be tested.
Accordion sections/items do not use heading tags, so they cannot be skipped to quickly
Links do open some external pages in new windows (default setting)
index.html is the Newswest.org Main page for
pixel resolution or higher. Once loaded the page runs a client side
gain necessary functions to access the Slideshow features or email links.
Self hiding accessibility features at the top left works best in;
IE8, FireFox 3.5, Safari 5, Google Chrome 5 and NS8 Firefox mode. Opera 10.6 or later.
Works too with special code to make tabs select links. NS8 IE mode ignores it?
Page may use some fixed fonts currently (to verify).
Browser options to change page zoom, font size, or page styles.
These do generally work in recent browsers.
we do not recommend;
Bookmarklet Tool bar addons. (they are still to be tested)
Some graphics, acting as links, do display text that may scale poorly.
Ignoring these graphics (read the alt text).
Some text is white over a colored background.
Other text is blue, grey or Black over a colored background.
Where contrast is low generally the information lacks or is lower in importance,
lacks function or provides alternate access.
Browser options to view page with no styles if areas of lower
contrast are a problem for the user.
Dynamic content is present in accessibility functions, On-load sliding Marquee and overlay, Accordion and slideshow. Page Banner may also use dynamic content.
Much Content may be available in an alternate format
in the Newswest On line easyread pages.